Breaking News: Shawne Merriman Is Arrested!

Krishna DhaniCorrespondent ISeptember 6, 2009

SAN DIEGO - AUGUST 15: Linebacker Shawne Merriman #56 of the San Diego Chargers walks on the sideline in the game against the Seattle Seahawks on August 15, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.    (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

ESPN.com reports that former San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman is arrested for choking and restraining his girlfriend on Sunday.

His girlfriend Tila Tequiela the reality superstar tried to leave Merriman's suburban home. As she was being beat up. Tila is 27 and charged a arrest warrant for battery and false imprisonment.

Cops and deputies surreended the place as she tried to leave when she had told them that he throw her on the ground and choked her. As it all happened at 3:45 p.m. it was amazing.

Merriman is 25 and was taking in to custody and was booked in at 8:45 p.m.. While his girlfriend Tila was taken to the hospital with quick attention. She was in very bad condition.

"It's disappointing to hear about the issue involving Shawne Merriman," A.J. Smith said in a statement.

"We'll continue to monitor the situation and let the legal process run its course." Merriman has been suspended before but not for this for taking steroids in 2006. While A.J. Smith always talks about character, well I don't think Merriman has such good character.

Soon we will see if anything changes with Merriman.