D.A. Drops Charges against Shawne Merriman in Tila Tequila Assault Case
The charges alleging Shawne Merriman assaulted Tila Tequila by choking and assaulting her have been dropped by the San Diego District Attorney.
San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman was arrested September 6, for allegedly choking and restraining MySpace and MTV celebrity Tila Tequila. Tila Tequila (real name Tila Nguyen) made a 911 call at about 3:45am on the 6th saying she had been choked and restrained by her footballer boyfriend. When police arrived at her location, Tequila signed a “citizens arrest complaint” and Merriman was taken into custody pending charges.
On Friday September 11, San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis dropped the charges against Merriman because there was insufficent evidence to prove Tequila was actually assaulted.
But this is where it gets interesting – according to 10news.com, what led up to the fight between Merriman and Tequila was when Tequila walked in on Merriman and two other women in his bedroom. Tequila stormed out of the residence, threatening to have an affair with one of Merriman’s friends. That’s when the alleged choking and confinement happened.
But did the D.A. know something we don’t? Like did Tequila call the police as payback for Merriman’s infidelity? It would appear that way, wouldn’t it? Since there wasn’t enough evidence against Merriman for the D.A. to believe the charges would stick.
Sources: Popcrunch, 10News.