San Francisco 49ers Fullback Bruce Miller Accused Of Punching Elderly Man In Face

12:20 p.m. UPDATE: The San Francisco 49ers have released Bruce Miller.

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11:50 a.m. UPDATE: Bruce Miller was booked into custody at 11:25 a.m. on Monday morning, according to San Francisco County Jail booking logs.

Miller was booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon (not a firearm), two counts of criminal threats, and one count of battery.

Under California law, the assault charge could put him in prison for up to four years.

245. (a) (1) Any person who commits an assault upon the person of another with a deadly weapon or instrument other than a firearm shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both the fine and imprisonment.

He’s being held on $178,000 bail.

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS13) — San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller has been arrested after investigators say he punched an elderly man during a dispute, San Francisco Police confirmed on Monday.

Miller allegedly tried to enter a hotel room on Monday morning and attacked the man inside. Police say the man’s father tried to come to his aid, but was punched in the face by Miller.

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Miller is the starting fullback for the 49ers, who recently cut its roster over the weekend in advance of the team’s Sept. 12 opener.

The team released a statement on the arrest:

The San Francisco 49ers organization is aware of the media report regarding Bruce Miller. We are gathering the relevant facts of this matter and will continue to monitor the situation.

Miller was arrested in 2015 on spousal battery charges. He pleaded no contest to those charges in June 2015.

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