NFL Star Shawne Merriman Arrested in Domestic Battery Incident with Tila Tequila

September 6, 2009

(ChattahBox) — San Diego Charger’s star linebacker Shawne Merriman was arrested early this morning on suspicion of choking and restraining his girlfriend — reality star Tila Tequila. San Diego Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call at 3:45 AM. Tila claims she was “choked and physically restrained” by Merriman after she tried to leave his residence.  She was taken to a local hospital for treatment for loss of breath and cuts to the face according to TMZShawne Merriman is 6’4″, 265 pounds. Tila Tequila is 5’0″, 98 pounds.  Merriman’s lawyer said Tequila was “extremely inebriated” and that Merriman tried to stop her from leaving the home because he didn’t feel it was safe for her to do so.  Merriman was charged on scene with battery and false imprisonment.  The timing for Merriman couldn’t be worse, in a contract year and battling to regain his form after reconstructive knee surgery to repair his torn knee ligaments and suspicions his play dropped dramatically after his suspension for steroids.


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4 Responses to “NFL Star Shawne Merriman Arrested in Domestic Battery Incident with Tila Tequila”

  1. Lisa Stone on September 7th, 2009 11:19 am

    Tila was probably drunk and things got out of control.

  2. olivia on September 7th, 2009 12:06 pm

    Lisa – And so..what? It was her fault? Why would her being drunk have anything to do with a man strangling her? That was a ridiculous statement, as was his ‘explanation’ that he was just trying to keep her safe.

  3. laptop battery on September 7th, 2009 11:16 pm

    what’s mean”The timing for Merriman couldn’t be worse, in a contract year and battling to regain his form after reconstructive knee surgery to repair his torn knee ligaments and suspicions his play dropped dramatically after his suspension for steroids”?

  4. Ronk on September 8th, 2009 1:56 pm

    We deserve all this for making her famous. Now we just need to sit back and take it all in…. I need a drink.

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