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New York Criminal Lawyer reports San Diego Charger’s Shawne Merriman arrested for assaulting girlfriend Tila Tequila

Reality TV star Tila Tequila has alleged that her boyfriend Shawne Merriman; a linebacker for the San Diego Chargers; chocked her and stopped her from leaving his apartment. The two were at Stingtree night club hours before the alleged incident occurred. After leaving the club, both went back to Merriman’s home in Poway, CA. San Diego County Sheriff received a call from a woman claiming she had been choked and pushed down as she tried to escape the house. When the Sheriff arrived Tequila, whose real name is Tila Nguyen, signed a citizens arrest for Merriman allegedly falsely imprisoning her and battery. Both are felony charges if he is found guilty. Tequila was taken to the hospital for treatment, but was later released with no injuries. Merriman was taken into custody and was held on $58,000.00 bail. He was released after bail was posted. No charges have been filed to date.
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