Lawyer: Witnesses confirm Meriweather wasn’t shooter

AP

The lawyer for Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather says his client should no longer be a suspect in a recent shooting in which Meriweather was present.

Attorney Adam Swickle told the Orlando Sentinel that he delivered witness statements on Monday to the Orange County Sheriff’s office proves Meriweather wasn’t the shooter.

“We have confirmed that Brandon was nothing but a peace-keeper,” Swickle said. “All of the witnesses confirmed that at no point did Brandon have a gun, or threaten to shoot, and did not shoot anyone.”

At this point, the sheriff’s office will only confirm that they met with Meriweather’s attorney on Monday and the shooting is under investigation.

“We are not ready to characterize him [Meriweather] in any other fashion,” police spokesman Angelo Nieves said. “The investigation is continuing to move forward.”

So nothing is official yet, but Meriweather’s lawyers are confident.  Patriots coach Bill Belichick roughly as forthcoming as Nieves when asked about the situation on Monday.

“We’re aware of it.  We’ve got nothing to add,” Belichick said.

9 responses to “Lawyer: Witnesses confirm Meriweather wasn’t shooter

  1. Belichick is not going to be happy about this situation regardless

    Meriweather can’t be traded for now, but expect some help in the secondary with one of the Pat’s 6 picks in the first 3 rounds.

  2. of course HIS lawyer can find a few folks to say what he wants. let the cops come through and put some pressure on some people and see what happens.

  3. “We have confirmed that Brandon was nothing but a peace-keeper,” Swickle said. “All of the witnesses confirmed that at no point did Brandon have a gun, or threaten to shoot, and did not shoot anyone. Now, please excuse me. I have to go sign some checks.”

  4. hey I’ll be a witness for anyone.. $50

    regardless to all the legal mumbo-jumbo that Meriweather will have to endure before he ultimately will suffer no real world repercussions (after all he is an NFL football player)

    in Goodell’s world he has been ACCUSED..

    8-12 games

    keep it fair

  5. well, if his lawyer says he didnt do it, that is clearly the end of that…why would his lawyer lie???

  6. BB: NO NO NO BRANDON WE WANTED YOU TO BE THE GUNNER ON SPECIAL TEAMS NOT THE GUNNER IN REAL LIFE.

    BM: Oops sorry coach,my bad.

    Let’s hear what the victims’ lawyer says. Remember he himself was skeptical about Meriweather being the shooter.

  7. Yes, 8-12 games to start.

    Then become a member of The Commish’s Mentoring program.

    Say and do the right things for a couple of months

    Get suspension reduced to 4 games

    Go to SB and have everyone write and talk about how grown up he has become in a few short months

    Get an award for man of the year.

  8. Hey Homie, you lie and I’ll swear to it.
    Brandon says he’ll be our friend if we do that.

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