Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 at 11:18 am
San Diego Chargers superstar linebacker Shawn Merriman was arrested this weekend in San Diego after “acquaintance,” MTV reality star Tila “Tequila” Nguyen, claimed he choked her and held her against her will. Merriman, a ferocious player for the Chargers over the past five seasons who is known for his hard hits and his absurd celebration dances, claims that Tequila was too drunk to drive after a night of clubbing and that she bugged out at him after he refused to let her drive drunk, leading to this alleged physical altercation. Tequila, on the other hand, says she is allergic to alcohol and never drinks. This is just one more stupid incident for Merriman, who is constantly figuring out new ways to attract attention off the field, even if he was right to stop her from driving drunk. How the Chargers and the NFL react will only come after a police investigation is completed.