Police arrested San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Charles Omenihu on Monday on the suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, “Omenihu, 25, was booked at the Santa Clara County jail and then released after posting bail, according to San Jose police. 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. Upon arriving, a woman told officers that Omenihu is her boyfriend and that he ‘pushed her to the ground during an argument.'”
The woman “complained of arm pain” according to the report. She informed officers that she was Omenihu’s girlfriend upon arrival and “that he pushed her to the ground during an argument” according to the report.
According to the report, the investigation remains ongoing and results will be presented to police to evaluate if further charges are required.
The San Francisco 49ers released a statement after the incident was revealed. Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area tweeted the statement from San Francisco on Tuesday. It read, “We are aware of the matter involving Charles Omenihu and are in the process of gathering further information.”
Statement from the #49ers:
“We are aware of the matter involving Charles Omenihu and are in the process of gathering further information."
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) January 24, 2023
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, help is always available 24 hours a day. Please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.