The San Francisco 49ers are in the midst of another domestic violence situation, as fullback Bruce Miller works his way through the court system. Miller was arrested on
May March 5 for suspicion of misdemeanor spousal battery. According to multiple reports, the police have concluded their investigation and passed the case along to the district attorney's office. They will review it and decide whether or not to press charges.
The 49ers released a statement earlier this week saying they were disappointed in the reports and would do their due diligence in collecting relevant information. General manager Trent Baalke spoke with the media Wednesday afternoon, and had a chance to address Miller's situation. He did not offer any specifics other than to say the team is collecting information and has a process they go through internally
"We've been in contact with Bruce. We started the process internally. We're going to continue to gather information. That's really all I can say at this time.
"Any time any one of our players gets in any type of situation off the field, there's a process that we go through internally. We understand the gravity of where we're at."
The 49ers have some time to sort through this issue, and figure out a decision. It is interesting that the case went to the district attorney's office fairly quickly. The Ray McDonald case dragged on forever. There were plenty of peculiarities with that one, which might help explain it. In the meantime, Miller's case seemingly will get figured out sooner rather than later.
The 49ers return for their offseason workout program in early April. Miller has a $40,000 workout bonus, so any suspension could potentially impact that. We'll see just how long this all takes. Fooch's update: And of course, $819,000 of his 2015 base salary becomes guaranteed on April 1. That is slightly more important than the $40,000.