Wednesday 18 October 2017

NFL player released from his contract after allegedly assaulting a 70-year-old man

SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 18: Bruce Miller #49 of the San Francisco 49ers takes takes the ball 52-yards on a touchdown reception after making a reception during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Levi Stadium on October 18, 2015 in Santa Clara, California. The 49ers defeated the Ravens 25-20. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 18: Bruce Miller #49 of the San Francisco 49ers takes takes the ball 52-yards on a touchdown reception after making a reception during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Levi Stadium on October 18, 2015 in Santa Clara, California. The 49ers defeated the Ravens 25-20. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
Will Slattery

Will Slattery

A fullback for the San Francisco 49ers has been released by the team just days after he allegedly assaulted a 70-year-old man.

According to Fox 2, Bruce Miller got into a confrontation with an elderly male and the man's son at a hotel after knocking on the door of their room.

The NFL star apparently tried to check in to the San Francisco hotel earlier that day but was refused as there were no rooms available.

The 70-year-old and his son are reportedly being treated for their injuries in hospital.

The 49ers responded to the matter swiftly this afternoon, tweeting that they had cut Miller with immediate effect.

He had been with the team since 2011.

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