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The San Francisco 49ers announced they released fullback Bruce Miller after authorities in San Francisco arrested him for an alleged assault.
KTVU’s Tara Moriarty first reported news of the arrest before the San Francisco Police Department later confirmed the arrest, per Matt Keller of ABC 7.
A report by Michelle Toy of KTVU said Miller was charged with battery and assault with a deadly weapon, which was not a firearm. Miller also faces charges of aggravated assault, elder abuse, threats and battery, per Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.
Nick Wagoner of ESPN added Miller was being held on a $178,000 bond, which he later posted, per Barrows.
According to Toy’s report, Miller allegedly attacked a guest of the Fisherman’s Wharf Marriott Hotel on Monday. He also allegedly punched the guest’s 70-year-old father, who suffered broken bones. Miller had tried to check in to the hotel Sunday but was told it had no available rooms.
KTVU’s report stated Miller returned Monday morning and “knocked on one of the guest-room doors.” The guest answered the door and told Miller he “had the wrong room.” At that point, Miller allegedly attacked the guest before the guest’s father “came to his son’s aid” and was attacked as well.
A video shared by Moriaty reveals what appears to be Miller after the alleged altercation:
#BREAKING new video shows bloody & disoriented ex-49er #BruceMiller after alleged assault at SF hotel #KTVU @SFPD pic.twitter.com/xJsCuzMxTX
— taramoriarty (@taramoriarty1) September 5, 2016
The 49ers selected Miller in the seventh round of the 2011 draft, and he played 77 regular-season games for the team.
In June 2015, the then-27-year-old pleaded no contest to a charge of disturbing the peace after he had been arrested in March for an alleged domestic incident.