Merriman arrested for choking Tila Tequila

San Diego Chargers star Line backer Shawne Merriman was arrested early Sunday morning after reportedly choking his girl friend, reality TV star Tila Tequila. Merriman reportedly not only choked Tila, but was not allowing her to leave the house or restraining her in some way. For Merriman this could be the latest indiscretion that lands the NFL player in a ton of hot water not only with the law, but with the NFL itself.

Regardless of he is convicted or not Merriman is now starring a 4 game suspension for violating the leagues personal conduct rules. This is a move that could unravel he San Diego Chargers season; while many NFL pundits have the Chargers high on their list to make strong runs the loss of Merriman for a suspension could have a very serious impact on the team.

All this stems from an incident at that happened late Sunday night at Merriman’s suburban home. Tequila signed a citizen arrest warrant for battery and false imprisonment and those are the kinds of charges that could land Merriman in a heap of legal trouble.

Merriman was arrested and booked into the county jail, and was released shortly there after. It is not known if he posted bail or was simply released.