NFL Player Alleges That He Did Not Choke Tila Tequila


San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman claims that he was only trying to keep Tila Tequila, the bisexual reality star of A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, from leaving his house because he was "concerned about her welfare given [her] intoxicated state." Tequila signed a citizen's arrest early Sunday morning after calling the police and Merriman was taken into custody on suspicion of battery and false imprisonment. Merriman posted bail two and a half hours later and "is convinced that he'll be cleared." Sunday evening, Tila Tequila tweeted that she had not been drinking because of an allergy to alcohol before thanking her fans for support and turning on the privacy setting on her Twitter page. James Brennan, owner of the club Tequila visited Saturday night, says that the reality star consumed "shots of tequila and drank from a bottle of vodka." [USA Today]