Tila Tequila Assaulted By NFL Boyfriend

September 7, 2009 By:
Tila Tequila Assaulted By NFL Boyfriend

Tila Tequila is no stranger to wild nights, but she certainly never expected to get assaulted as a result of one too many drinks.

Tila and her San Diego Chargers superstar boyfriend Shawne Merriman went out on Saturday night to the Stingaree nightclub in San Diego.

They seemed to be in great spirits and after having way too many drinks the couple ended up at his apartment-- which is where all the drama went down.

Tila tried to leave his apartment in the middle of the night which is when he allegedly "choked and physically restrained" her. She called the cops on Shawne around 3:45 AM Sunday, reports TMZ.

Shawne was taken into custody by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. He is accused of battery and false imprisonment. His bail was set at $58,000.

Meanwhile Tila was transported to a local hospital to be checked out and was released two hours later.

A lawyer for Shawne denied all charges and says Tila was "extremely inebriated" and that Shawne tried to stop her from leaving the home because he didn't feel it was safe for her to do so. So he hit her to keep her safe??!!

Tila's responded to Shawne's statement claiming there's no way she could have been drunk because, "I am allergic to alcohol. It has been publicly known for years. That is how I got the name Tila "Tequila" cuz the irony. I cant drink."

A.J. Smith, the general manager of the San Diego Chargers, released this statement: "It's disappointing to hear about the issue involving Shawne Merriman. We'll continue to monitor the situation and let the legal process run its course."

Sounds like a big old mess! This isn't the first time that Shawne has been in trouble with the NFL before, being suspended for four games after testing positive for steroids in 2006.

Who hits a woman?! If he really did chock her he deserves to lose his career and spend some time behind bars. But we all know celebrities can get away with just about anything. Who do you believe, Tila or Shawne?