Police: 49ers fullback Bruce Miller pushed girlfriend, broke cell phone
Police have accused San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller of pushing his girlfriend to the ground and breaking her cell phone, according to an incident report released by the Santa Clara, Calif., police department.
Miller was arrested March 5 on suspicion of spousal battery at a hotel after he and his girlfriend got into an argument at a shopping center. No injures were reported and the victim did not want her name in the incident report.
Miller was released on $10,000 bail and is set to be arraigned on April 20.
The Santa Clara County District Attorney's office has not charged Miller with a crime. The same office is also currently investigating a hit-and-run case against former 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver and a sexual assault accusation involving former 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald.
“We understand the gravity of where we’re at,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said this week. “That’s been well documented over the last six to 12 months.”
Miller, 27, signed a three-year, $5.4 million extension with San Francisco last off-season.
Miller had nine yards rushing last season, but he largely served as the lead blocker for Frank Gore, who rushed for 1,106 yards in 2014. Miller recorded 18 catches for 189 yards and two touchdowns in 2014.
- Scooby Axson