The San Francisco 49ers released tight end Bruce Miller following his arrest on an assault charge, and more information is emerging. Miller was arrested Monday morning after an incident in which he allegedly attacked a hotel guest and the guest’s father at the Fisherman’s Wharf Marriott. He fled and was later arrested and held on $175,000 bond. The charges against Miller include aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, threats, and battery, according to Matt Barrows.
Now, a video has emerged (h/t Chris Biderman) from the hotel. It appears to be surveillance footage from the hotel, and shows Miller staggering with blood on his forehead.
#BREAKING new video shows bloody & disoriented ex-49er #BruceMiller after alleged assault at SF hotel #KTVU @SFPD pic.twitter.com/xJsCuzMxTX— taramoriarty (@taramoriarty1) September 5, 2016
The 49ers initially released a statement Monday morning, stating that they were assessing relevant facts. They released Miller early in the afternoon. This was Miller’s second arrest in the past year-and-a-half, having been charged with spousal battery last year. He eventually pled down to misdemeanor disturbing the peace, and was required to attend a 16-week domestic violence program. He was not going to get a significant benefit of the doubt in this instance, and so he was released.