Chargers LB Merriman Arrested in Domestic Call

Authorities say San Diego Chargers star linebacker Shawne Merriman has been arrested on suspicion of choking and restraining his girlfriend, a reality TV star, as she tried to leave his Southern California home. San Diego County Sheriff’s Lt. Gary Steadman says 27-year-old Tila Tequila signed a citizen’s arrest warrant early Sunday, charging Merriman with battery and false imprisonment. Tequila was taken to a hospital. Her condition was not immediately available. Merriman, 25, was taken into custody by deputies who responded to a distress call at his home in Poway, north of San Diego.