2:10pm: The 49ers have released Miller, according Maiocco (via Twitter).
Miller was set to earn $1.25MM this upcoming season. The fullback had a cap hit of $1.9MM, and his release will likely leave $893K of dead cap.
Peter Hockaday and Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle note that Miller was arrested “on aggravated assault and elder abuse charges.” Barrows adds (via Twitter) that other charges include “threats and battery.”
12:50am: 49ers tight end/fullback Bruce Miller was arrested for assault on Monday morning, according to KTVU.com. The 29-year-old was arrested in San Francisco following an incident at the Fisherman’s Wharf Marriott Hotel.
“The San Francisco 49ers organization is aware of the media report regarding Bruce Miller,” the team said in statement (via Matt Maiocco on Twitter). “We are gathering the relevant facts of this matter and will continue to monitor the situation.
Reports indicate that Miller was told the hotel was full on Sunday evening, but the five-year veteran returned early on Monday morning and knocked on a guest’s door. When Miller was informed that he had the wrong room, he attacked both the guest and the guest’s father. A 70-year-old man was reportedly punched in the face and suffered broken bones during the incident. Miller fled, but he was apprehended and arrested early this morning.
Miller was arrested in 2015 for spousal battery, as Matt Barrows of SacBee.com notes. The fullback was ultimately charged with misdemeanor vandalism.
A former seventh-round pick, Miller has only missed three games during his five-year career. The versatile offensive weapon has 76 career receptions, including 10 last season for 135 yards. Miller also has 28 career rushes. Roster Resource has Miller slotted in as the team’s third tight end.