The San Francisco 49ers moved quickly to release fullback Bruce Miller after an incident at a hotel on Sunday night, and the San Francisco district attorney's office came down hard on the fullback on Thursday.
Miller is being charged with one count of felony assault with a deadly weapon, one count of felony assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, two felony counts of criminal threats, one felony count of inflicting injury on an elder/dependent adult likely to cause great bodily injury, one felony count of battery with serious bodily injury, and one felony count of assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury and one misdemeanor count of battery.
Miller, who will be arraigned on Friday, allegedly entered a hotel room occupied by an elderly couple and was told by the couple's son, who was in the next room, that he was in the wrong place. Miller then attacked the son and his father, using a cane as a weapon, according to police. Both the father and son were treated at a nearby hospital.
Miller was allegedly intoxicated at the time and was released by the 49ers hours after being booked by the police.
The 29-year-old University of Central Florida product was drafted by San Francisco in the seventh round in 2011 and helped the team to three NFC Championship Games. Miller rushed for 62 yards and caught 76 passes for 734 yards in his five seasons with the 49ers.