49ers Release LB Bruce Miller After Being Arrested For Assaulting 70-Year-Old Man
For once, the news coming out of the Bay area in regards to the San Francisco 49ers isn’t about QB Colin Kaepernick.
49ers linebacker Bruce Miller was arrested early Monday morning for assaulting two people. One of those people just so happened to be 70-years-old.
“TMZ Sports confirmed Miller was busted for aggravated assault, elder abuse, threats and battery. Bail’s been set at $178k.
The altercation went down early Monday morning after Miller — who cops say was drunk — tried entering a room occupied by an elderly couple at Fisherman’s Wharf Marriott Hotel.
When a neighboring guest, the couple’s son, told Miller he was at the wrong room, the football player charged at him. That’s when the 70-year-old father came to his defense and Miller punched him … breaking several of the man’s bones. Both men were taken to a hospital.
Miller fled but cops tracked him down across the street at another hotel where he was arrested. The 49ers released a statement, saying, “The San Francisco 49ers organization is aware of the media report regarding Bruce Miller. We are gathering the relevant facts of this matter and will continue to monitor the situation.””
Just a few hours after paying the bond and being released from jail, the 49ers jumped into action and released him immediately.
Niners announce they’ve released Bruce Miller. Reportedly arrested yesterday.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 5, 2016
Bruce Miller has been involved in some weird stuff. So the Niners unceremoniously dumped him today. pic.twitter.com/3apZ1DTSnp
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 5, 2016