49ers Cut Player Who Allegedly Assaulted 70-Year-Old Man

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 3: Bruce Miller #49 and Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers relax in the locker room prior to the game against the St. Louis Rams at Levi Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. The 49ers defeated the Rams 19-16. (Photo …
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The tight end has loose screws.

The San Francisco 49ers released Bruce Miller after cops arrested him for punching a 70-year-old man. Obviously looking to cut and run without dwelling on the ugly incident that embarrassed the franchise, the team released an oh-so-brief statement after releasing the player: “The San Francisco 49ers on Monday announced they have released FB Bruce Miller.”

The tight end allegedly knocked on the wrong hotel room and then let his fists fly. Miller allegedly fought with the elderly victim’s son before breaking bones in the father’s face. The Fisherman’s Wharf Marriott Hotel refused service to Miller on Sunday night after running out of vacancies. Clearing two rooms of its occupants early Monday morning did nothing to improve the veteran player’s prospects of securing a bed.

A surveillance video at a nearby Travelodge shows the accused husband beater wearing a wife beater as he stumbles about at around 3 a.m. A disoriented Miller bleeds from his forehead and an employee claims he witnessed the player vomit outside.

Should Miller’s early-morning behavior not convince cops of his late-night activities, the versatile player left on social media what, in police parlance, is called “a clue”:

Sunday’s are for the boys @Nike @kanye

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The tight end scored four touchdowns over five NFL seasons, all with the 49ers. He transitioned from fullback to tight end to more easily mesh with Chip Kelly’s offense.

Miller briefly faced misdemeanor spousal abuse charges last year after allegedly grabbing his wife’s phone. Current charges pending against the player include issuing criminal threats, battery, and assault with a non-firearm deadly weapon.

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