Outrageous San Francisco 49ers Player Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Elderly Man
Colin Kaepernick is not the only San Francisco 49ers player making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Fullback/tight end Bruce Miller was cut by the team on Monday after he was arrested earlier in the day for allegedly attacking a 29-year-old man and his 70-year-old father.
According to police, an extremely intoxicated Miller attempted to rent a room at the Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf hotel in San Francisco late Sunday night.
He was told it was fully booked, but went upstairs anyway, where he attempted to enter a room occupied by an elderly couple.
The couple's adult son heard the commotion and told Miller he had the wrong room.
That's when the 6-foot-2, 248-pound NFL player allegedly attacked the son.
When the man's 70-year-old father tried to intervene, Miller allegedly punched him in the face, breaking several bones and knocking him unconscious.
The father and son were taken to the hospital.
Video allegedly captured after the attack appears to show Miller stumbling and bleeding from the forehead.
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Miller was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, elder abuse, threats and battery. He was booked into the San Francisco County Jail, where his bail was set at $178,000 bail.
He left jail Monday afternoon, and was cut by the 49ers a short time later.
The 49ers have released Bruce Miller.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) September 5, 2016
Miller, who played in 77 games for the 49ers since being drafted in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL draft, previously pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace in 2015 after being accused of shoving his ex-fiancee and smashing her cell phone.