The San Francisco 49ers have released fullback Bruce Miller.
They put the news on their Twitter account Monday afternoon.
The 49ers have released Bruce Miller.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) September 5, 2016
According to KTVU, he was arrested for assault at the Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. Information in their report alleges that Miller assaulted a 70-year-old man and his son at a Marriott hotel in the neighborhood. He tried to book a room on Sunday night, but the hotel was full. He came back on Monday morning and knocked on a guest’s door. The man answered the door and told Miller he had the wrong room. According to KTVU sources, that is when the assault took place.
The report also says that Miller tried to flee the scene before he was apprehended.
The San Jose Mercury-News reports that this is not Miller’s first legal incident. In 2015, he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor for disturbing the peace. The disturbance was an argument with his girlfriend.
Miller was in the process of changing positions for the 49ers. He had played fullback for his entire five-year career before the team asked him to switch to tight end.
The 49ers’ initial comment was to that they were aware of the report and that they were gathering information. Shortly afterward, they made the decision to release Miller.