Former NFL rookie of the year and San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman was arrested for choking Tila Tequila (aka Tila Nguyen).
According to TMZ:
San Diego Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call this morning at 3:45 AM. Tila claims she was “choked and physically restrained” by Merriman after she tried to leave his residence.
Merriman is accused of battery and false imprisonment.
Tila was transported to a local hospital while Merriman was taken into custody. His bail was set at $58,000.
Tila Tequila used to have a reality show on MTV.