San Francisco District Attorney Charges Ex-49ers Tight End Bruce Miller For Assault With Cane - NBC Bay Area

San Francisco District Attorney Charges Ex-49ers Tight End Bruce Miller For Assault With Cane

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    San Francisco District Attorney Charges Ex-49ers Tight End Bruce Miller For Assault With Cane
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    The San Francisco District Attorney charged former San Francisco 49ers tight end Bruce Miller with seven felonies on Thursday stemming from an attack on a 70-year-old hotel guest, including assault with a deadly weapon - the weapon being a cane.

    The remaining charges, according to District Attorney spokesman Max Szabo, include: one count of assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, one count of inflicting injury on an elder, one count of battery with serious bodily injury, two counts of assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, and one count of battery. The last count is a misdemeanor. The others are felonies. 

    Several of the charges carry elder abuse enhancements, Szabo said. The older man suffered a black eye and possible facial bone fractures, according to San Francisco General Hospital. He was discharged earlier this week.

    Miller is expected to be arraigned in San Francisco Superior Court on Friday at 1:30 p.m.

    RAW: Bruce Miller Arrested at Travelodge in San Francisco

    [BAY] RAW: Bruce Miller  Arrested at Travelodge in San Francisco
    Surveillance cameras at the Travelodge in San Francisco capture a disoriented Bruce Miller before his arrest on assault charges.
    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016)

    Miller declined to comment to reporters after he posted bail on Monday, hours after police arrested him for allegedly punching a 70-year-old hotel guest, and his 29-year-old son at the Fisherman's Wharf Marriott earlier that day. He was found vomiting and bleeding across the street from the Marriott at the Travelodge, where a manager there called 911 and provided some surveillance video of the arrest.

    His Atlanta-based agent, John Reale, told NBC Bay Area earlier this week, though, that Miller was a "great guy" and he was flabbergasted to hear about the alleged attack. His attorney, Josh Bentley, did not immediately return a call Thursday seeking comment.

    The 49ers released Miller from the team on Monday.

    NBC Bay Area's Gonzalo Rojas and Mark Matthews contributed to this report.

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