Tila Tequila reportedly assaulted by NFL star boyfriend


San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman was arrested early Sunday morning in connection with an alleged assault on his girlfriend, Tila “Tequila” Nguyen.

According to reports, the 27-year-old reality TV host and model received medical attention following an argument with the former NFL rookie of the year.

NBCSanDiego.com said police got a call at 3:45 a.m. from a woman who claimed to have been choked and restrained by a male at a home on Sagecrest Drive in Poway.

“Nguyen told deputies she had been choked and physically restrained by Merriman when she attempted to leave his residence,” Public Information Officer Jan Caldwell said.

Tila signed a citizen’s arrest warrant when authorities arrived on the scene, charging Merriman with battery and false imprisonment.

The 25-year-old linebacker has been working his way back to the lineup after playing in just one game last season before requiring knee surgery.