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Shawne Merriman is starting to make Chris Brown look like Mother Teresa. The San Diego District Attorney is reviewing the case and today brought Tila in, and sure enough she has bruises on her arms.

If you have a really short term memory or are new to the story, the incident took place over the weekend. Tila Tequila called the police around 4am Sunday morning to report abuse from her Chargers linebacker (now ex) boyfriend Shawne Merriman (who is approximately 6x her size). Tila was at his home with several of his friends and she claims that she wanted to leave but Shawne wouldn’t let her; Shawne says she was blacking out and he just wanted her to be safe. (Read more on what happened)

Tila took to her Twitter today to Twit her side of the story. Not only does she say she doesn’t drink and that the name Tila “Tequila” is meant to be ironic, but she says the real reason Shawne abused her was because she wouldn’t have sex with his friends:

Uh oh. Another tidbit Tila let fly was:

This is in response to Shawne’s lawyer immediately releasing a statement after the incident happened, with a single quote from a seemingly impartial witness. He seems credible!

Head over to Tila’s Twitter to read the rest of the story. Things are heating up.

Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman arrested for choking Tila Tequila

Sep 6, 2009 Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized

San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of choking his girlfriend Tila “Tequila” Nguyen.

Tila called police just before 3:45 AM Sunday Morning:

“Nguyen told deputies she had been choked and physically restrained by Merriman when she attempted to leave his residence,” Public Information Officer Jan Caldwell said.

The incident took place at Merriman’s home, where just prior Merriman claimed he had “at least” 14 guests over for a late party. The linebacker’s lawyer completely denied the allegations saying Tila was “extremely intoxicated, inebriated and Mr. Merriman did everything he could to assist her in arranging for transportation to leave his home.”


Merriman was charged with battery and false imprisonment.

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

Since this happened, the Chargers star spent a grand total of 2 1/2 hours in jail before being released. So what’s the verdict? Was she choked? Or did she just black out and imagine this shit? If it’s the former then I can’t help but think of: