BREAKING NEWS: Football Superstar Shawne Merriman Arrested For Choking Tila Tequila!

Sep. 6 2009, Published 2:00 p.m. ET

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San Diego Chargers star linebacker Shawne Merriman was busted at 3:45 AM Sunday for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend Tila Tequila, the bisexual MTV reality star.

According to a statement from the San Diego Sheriffs Department obtained by "deputies responded to a disturbance call from a woman who claimed to have been choked and restrained by a male. Upon arrival at 12000 block of Sage Crest Drive in Poway, the reporting party identified herself as Tila Nguyen, aka Tila Tequila, and her alleged assailant as Shawne Merriman.

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"Nguyen told deputies she had been choked and physically restrained by Merriman when she attempted to leave his residence. Nyguen signed a citizen's arrest at the scene, charging Merriman with battery and false imprisonment.

Nguyen was transported to Pomerado Hospital and Merriman was taken into custody by Sheriff's deputies."

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