San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller was arrested after a fight at a South Bay bagel shop, where he allegedly pushed a woman to the ground and destroyed her cell phone, a Santa Clara police report indicates.
CSN's Matt Maiocco first tweeted the story. NBC Bay Area obtained the condensed one-page report from police outlining some of the details. The altercation occurred on March 5 at Posh Bagel in the Rivermark Plaza, the reports indicate. The woman's identity was not revealed, and the report, signed by the police chief, does not indicate what the fight was about.
Miller, 27, was arrested on the same day shortly before midnight on at the Santa Clara Marriott on Mission College Boulevard on one count of spousal battery, and released on $10,000 bail. Spousal battery could mean a spouse or a "co-habitant." The woman's relationship to Miller was not spelled out in the report. The Mercury News reports that Miller got engaged in August.
Miller has not been charged with any crime. The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office confirmed on Thursday that Miller’s case is under review.
The 49er could face up to one year in county jail and a $2,000 fine if he is charged and convicted of the offense.
In a statement earlier this week , the team said: "The San Francisco 49ers organization is aware of the matter involving Bruce Miller. We were disappointed to learn of these reports and will do our due diligence in collecting all relevant information."
Miller's arrest is the 11th arrest for the team since 2012.
In two of the more recent cases, former defensive lineman Ray McDonald was arrested twice since August, on suspicion of domestic violence and sexual assault. No charges were filed in first case, and the December "rape by intoxication" arrest is still being reviewed by the Santa Clara County District Attorney. Last week, reports surfaced through McDonald's agent that he would not be charged, though he has been released by the team.
Also, linebacker Aldon Smith was convicted of DUI and weapons offenses in July, which led to a nine-game suspension last season and 11 days in a work program.
Both McDonald and Smith have sold their San Jose homes.