It would seem we have a bit of an answer on the Bruce Miller situation. The San Francisco 49ers fullback is being charged with misdemeanor vandalism by the Santa Clara District Attorney's office, according to NBC Bay Area reporter Damian Trujillo. According to Trujillo, the original domestic assault accusation was inconclusive. San Jose Mercury News reporter Robert Salonga is reporting Miller's fiancee later denied physical contact occurred.
Miller was originally arrested for spousal battery back on March 5. The police released details a week later that stated Miller and the alleged victim were in a verbal argument. Miller allegedly pushed her causing her to fall to the ground and break her phone. Trujillo is now reporting the vandalism charge stems from "throwing the cell phone against a wall." That is different than pushing her down and that causing the phone to break. Maybe he picked it up and threw it, maybe something else happened. Who really knows. The exact details are unknown, and I doubt we ever get a full understanding of what happened.
Miller has been sitting out the team's offseason workout program. Trent Baalke said it was so he could deal with this situation, and I would imagine the fall out in his relationship with his fiancee. There is no word on when Miller will re-join the team. My guess is by OTAs and/or minicamp, but he could very well just sit out the whole program to get his personal life in order, and re-join the team in three months at the start of training camp. We'll find out more in the coming weeks.
Fooch's update: The full press release
Fooch's update No. 2: Trent Baalke statement and Maiocco thoughts
GM Baalke:"49ers organization is aware of developments involving Bruce Miller and will continue to monitor these legal proceedings closely."— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) May 4, 2015
I’m hearing the #49ers and FB Bruce Miller have decided he will remain away from the team until there’s a conclusion to this matter.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) May 4, 2015
Fooch's update No. 3: Could face up to a year in county jail and/or fines