San Francisco 49ers Fullback Bruce Miller Arrested After Allegedly Punching 70-Year-Old Man and Son

San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller was arrested for allegedly attacking two men. The incident leading to the attack began Monday morning, September 5, 2016, after Miller tried unsuccessfully to check into Fisherman’s Wharf Marriott Hotel Sunday night. Miller was told there were no rooms available at the hotel. He returned the next morning and allegedly punched a 70-year-old man in the face, breaking several of the man’s bones.

Miller had knocked on one of the guest room’s doors and when a man opened the door, Miller allegedly attacked him. The man’s 70-year-old father came to his defense, when he was punched in the face. Both men were transported to a local hospital.

Miller was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon (not a firearm), 2 counts of criminal threats and battery. His bail was set at $178K.

Miller fled the scene, but later was apprehended and arrested. The San Francisco 49ers initially 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.”

Later on Monday the NFL announced the 49ers released fullback Bruce Miller hours after he was arrested on suspicion of assault charges in San Francisco on Monday.

Miller was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Miller is 6’2″ and about 250 LBS.

In June 2015, Mercury News reported Miller pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor domestic-violence charge following an argument in a parking garage at a shopping center. Miller allegedly grabbed the woman’s cellphone and threw it against a wall, destroying the cellphone.

See also …
Salonga, Robert (June 2, 2015). 49ers’ Bruce Miller pleads no contest to domestic-violence charge, ordered to counseling.

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