Former San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller has been charged with seven felonies and one misdemeanor following an incident at Fisherman's Wharf Marriott Hotel in San Francisco on Sunday night.
The San Francisco district attorney's office has charged Miller with one count of felony assault with a deadly weapon (which, according to multiple reports, was a cane), one count of felony assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, one felony count of inflicting injury on an elder/dependent adult likely to cause great bodily injury, one felony count of battery with serious bodily injury, two felony counts of criminal threats, one felony counts of assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury and one misdemeanor count of battery.
Police say Miller tried to enter a hotel room occupied by an elderly couple. The couple’s son was staying in the next room, and police say Miller attacked him and his 70-year-old father after the son told Miller he was at the wrong room. Miller then punched the father, according to reports.
Miller’s face was covered in blood and he appeared uneasy on his feet in video footage purportedly captured after the alleged attack.
The 49ers released Miller on Monday.
Miller was arrested in March 2015 and was accused of shoving his ex-fiancee and destroying her cell phone in an argument. He pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace.
Contributing: A.J. Perez, wire reports