The 49ers on Monday acted quickly, announcing the club has released tight end Bruce Miller following his arrest for assault in San Francisco.
Miller’s alleged assault sent a 70-year-old man and his son to a San Francisco hospital. Miller was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, elder abuse, threats, and battery. He was booked into San Francisco County Jail at 11:25 a.m. Bond was set at $178,000.
According to the sheriff's department, he also faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon, not a firearm.
49ers tight end Bruce Miller was arrested for assault Monday morning at Fisherman's Wharf, according to a television report.
KTVU reported that Miller tried to check in to the Marriott Hotel on Sunday night but was told it was full. He later allegedly attacked a 70-year-old hotel guest and his son, with both needing hospitalization.
According to the report, Miller fled but was later arrested.
The 49ers issued the following statement: "The San Francisco 49ers organization is aware of the media report regarding Bruce Miller. We are gathering the relevant facts of this matter and will continue to monitor the situation.
Dec 19, 2014 · 6:02 PM EST
49ers RB Frank Gore (concussion, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 16. Gore is apparently on track to start against San Diego on Saturday, though he has yet to receive full clearance. Without Carlos Hyde vulturing carries, he could be in for a big workload. If he’s out, Alfonso Smith and Bruce Miller figure to form an ugly RBBC.
Running back Frank Gore did not participate in practice on Tuesday, as he arrived at the team facility after a visit to a doctor as part of the NFL’s protocol on concussions.
Gore must pass the designated steps in order to be available for the 49ers’ game Saturday night against the San Diego Chargers.
Gore did not play in the second half of the 49ers’ 17-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday after sustaining a concussion in the second quarter while blocking linebacker Bobby Wagner.
The story also said backup running back Carlos Hyde was also not seen on the field at the beginning of practice after sustaining right ankle and back injuries on a third-quarter play during Week 15. Right now, Alfonso Smith and Bruce Miller are the only other RBs on the 49ers roster. The 49ers play the Chargers on Saturday night so both backs lose a day as they try to get back on the field.