Charges Dropped In Shawne Merriman Tila Tequila Assault Case

District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis has dismissed charges against San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman, who is accused of choking and assaulting former reality star Tila Tequila in his San Diego home last Sunday.

The pair had been dating since July.


Tila a citizen’s arrest warrant charging Merriman with felony counts of battery and false imprisonment. On Friday afternoon, Dumanis said there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Merriman committed a crime.

“This case is now closed,” the DA said in a statement.

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