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Shawne Merriman Arrested By Police For Choking and Assault On A Woman

OAKLANDRAIDERCorrespondent ISeptember 6, 2009

Shawne Merriman was arrested early Sunday morning, after choking and physically restraining TV celebrity Tila Tequila.

Merriman was taken into custody at 3:45 a.m. local time and charged with battery and false imprisonment. Tequila was taken to a local hospital for treatment for loss of breath and cuts to the face.

Shawne Merriman is 6'4", 265 pounds. Tila Tequila is 5'0", 98 pounds.

265 lbs. vs 98 lbs. Who do you think is going to win?

There is no need for Shawne Merriman to be putting his hands on any woman.

It got so bad and ugly, Tila was forced to call the police to come save her. Good thing the police showed up, or there's no telling what Shawne Merriman would have done.

This could be really bad for Shawne Merriman, as the NFL will most likely suspend him once the details come forward.

With only nine days until the Monday night season opener, in which the San Diego Chargers will face the Oakland Raiders, many questions will arise. Answers will need to be dealt.

The real questions is...

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What in the world was Merriman thinking? After all this time in working to come back into the NFL, why would he do something so stupid to not only hurt himself, but his team as well?

Roger Goodell has been very strict on anything that makes the NFL look bad, and players choking women at 3:45 AM certainly makes the NFL look very bad.

This also raises the questions to whether Shawne Merriman is still on steroids, and having roid rages?

It also makes you wonder if alcohol was a factor in this? Overall, this is a really crazy story, and I'm sure Goodell will put his foot down hard on this one. NFL players can't be choking women and get away with it.

Shawne Merriman needs to understand that the NFL season is only four days away. Has he lost his mind? Maybe he needs to be suspended. Goodell must set an example out of this so it will never happen again.

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