Playoff Buzz: 49ers player gets arrested ahead of NFC Championship Game vs. Eagles
The 49ers have a serious situation on their hands as they prepare for the NFC Championship Game vs. Philadelphia.
According to multiple reports, 49ers DL Charles Omenihu was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence.
Take 2 on this, as I tagged the wrong PD earlier. Apologies for that screwup. This from @SJPD_PIO on the arrest of #49ers DE Charles Omenihu after his girlfriend reported he pushed her to the ground. Police observed no physical injuries, though she complained of arm pain. pic.twitter.com/pYV3gF88b9— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 24, 2023
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“Omenihu, 25, was booked at the Santa Clara County jail and then released after posting bail, according to San Jose police.
Officers were called to Omenihu’s home in the 300 block of Santana Row at 4:39 p.m. for a report of domestic violence. A woman told arriving officers that Omenihu is her boyfriend and that he “pushed her to the ground during an argument.”
A police news release stated that the woman complained of arm pain but that “officers did not observe any visible physical injuries,” and that she declined medical attention.” — via MercuryNews.com
The ongoing investigation will be presented to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office for evaluation of possible charges. Omenihu has been an integral part of San Francisco’s DL rotation this season, recording 20 tackles, 16 QB hits, and 4.5 sacks.
Official statement from the 49ers:
“We are aware of the matter involving Charles Omenihu and are in the process of gathering further information.”
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