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San Diego Charger LB Shawne Merriman charged with battery

Merriman didn’t play in the 2008 NFL season due to knee surgery. From AP-

Authorities say San Diego Chargers star linebacker Shawne Merriman has been arrested on suspicion of choking and restraining his girlfriend, a reality TV star, as she tried to leave his Southern California home.Chargers Falcons Football

San Diego County Sheriff’s Lt. Gary Steadman says 27-year-old Tila Tequila signed a citizen’s arrest warrant early Sunday, charging Merriman with battery and false imprisonment.

Tequila was taken to a hospital. Her condition was not immediately available.

Merriman, 25, was taken into custody by deputies who responded to a distress call at his home in Poway, north of San Diego.

I expect Merriman to face some disciplinary action from the NFL. How severe it will be is anyone’s guess at present.

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