Bruce Miller, former 49ers tight end, has been officially charged with seven felonies and one misdemeanor. These indictments are in regards to the Sept. 5, 2016, occurrence at the San Francisco hotel where Miller assaulted two men.
The incident took place at the Marriott on Fisherman’s Wharf, before the sun came up on September 5. Initially, the former football player was told there were no rooms available. Then, Miller forced his way into the hotel room of an elderly duo. The elderly couple’s 29-year-old son told him that the room was already taken and he was in the wrong room.
Apparently, the words, “wrong room” set him off and Miller attacked the son and his 70-year-old father. Reports concluded that Miller was under the influence of alcohol before the assault began.
He is alleged to have punched the two hotel guests. Reports stated that Miller repeatedly assaulted the 70-year-old man over and over again with his own cane.
Before noon, Miller was arrested for the assault. According to investigative journalist Matthias Gafni, of the Bay Area News Group, who announced on Thursday, Sept. 8, that the facts of Miller’s allegations list his charges as seven felonies and one misdemeanor.
It appears that the San Francisco 49ers did not waste any time firing Miller the same day of the attack. A court date has not been scheduled.
Written by Jomo Merritt
Edited by Jeanette Smith
SB Nation: Bruce Miller charged with 7 felonies, including assault with a deadly weapon (cane)
TMZ.com: Ex-49ers Bruce Miller Charged with Beating Elderly Man … With a Cane
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