The San Francisco 49ers are likely going to have Bruce Miller back for OTAs later this week, according to his agent. The 49ers had a pair of OTAs on Monday and Tuesday, and have two more on Thursday and Friday. They then have their mandatory minicamp next week.
This news comes following Tuesday afternoon's report that Miller plead no contest to a disturbing the peace charge. Miller was arrested and charged with spousal abuse earlier in the offseason. The DA eventually filed a vandalism charge, and it was further reduced to the disturbing the peace charge.
Following the arrest, general manager Trent Baalke said that the team and Miller had agreed that he would stay away from the team's facilities until his legal matter was resolved. It appears the situation is far enough along that the team is ready to welcome him back. Miller's plea includes a 16-week domestic violence counseling course, followed by formal sentencing in six months. He could face up to 90 days in jail and/or a $400 fine. If he completes the course and stays out of trouble, my guess is he will not get jail time.
Miller's agent provided some additional information to the media:
Miller agent Jack Reale: "He's happy to have this ugly episode behind him & has been appreciative of the support he's received from #49ers."— Janie McCauley (@JanieMcCAP) June 2, 2015
Miller agent Jack Reale: "It's extremely unfortunate that this entire matter was originally reported & charged as a case of domestic abuse."— Janie McCauley (@JanieMcCAP) June 2, 2015
Cont. Jack Reale on #49ers Miller: "Results of investigation revealed nothing of the kind occurred & there was never any physical contact."— Janie McCauley (@JanieMcCAP) June 2, 2015
General manager Trent Baalke provided a brief statement as well:
#49ers GM Trent Baalke: "Bruce (Miller) knows what we expect of him as a member of this team and he has committed ...— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) June 2, 2015
#49ers Trent Baalke (cont): "... to taking the necessary steps to grow from this experience."— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) June 2, 2015