San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman was arrested on suspicion of choking and restraining his girlfriend, reality TV start Tila Tequila, as she tried to leave his Southern California home.
San Diego County Sheriff’s Lt. Gary Steadman said 27-year-old 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.
Not a good way for the Chargers to start their season.
We’ve talked plenty here and on The Red & Gold Report about the Chiefs only chance at a playoff spot this season is to steal the AFC West with an 8-8 record. In order for that to happen, San Diego will have to stumble the way they did last season. If they are without Merriman for any extended period of time then that scenario becomes much more likely.