San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace Tuesday.
Miller had been arrested in March on suspicion of spousal battery. He was accused of pushing his then-fiancée to ground and breaking her phone. Prosecutors decided in March not to charge him with spousal battery and instead charged him with one count of misdemeanor vandalism. That was then revised to the misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace.
Miller was ordered to attend 16 weeks of domestic violence counseling and can not have any contact with the victim until after he is sentenced in six months.
“The 49ers organization is aware of today’s proceedings involving Bruce Miller,” general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement, according to the Mercury News. “Bruce knows what we expect of him as a member of this team and he has committed to taking the necessary steps to grow from this experience.”
Miller has yet to participate in any off-season workouts with the team this spring. Last season, Miller had 18 receptions for 189 yards and two touchdowns while blocking for a San Francisco rushing offense that averaged the fifth-most yards per play in the NFL.
- Dan Gartland