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Tila Tequila v. Shawne Merriman (I)

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For those of you who don’t know, Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman was arrested for allegedly choking and imprisoning Tila Tequila last weekend. You can follow the story, so far, on various news outlets. This story from ESPN.com got me thinking, particularly the final paragraph, a statement by Tequila’s lawyer:

It is never justifiable to brutally assault, choke, strike and imprison a woman,” Gutman said in a statement Tuesday night. “Once the truth is fully revealed, Mr. Merriman’s fantastic story of how he was trying to keep Ms. Tequila safe will be completely discredited. No one, especially a woman, should ever have to endure what Mr. Merriman did to Tila Tequila.

At least she hired a good lawyer. It may have been better if she had better comeback than lawyerspeak for, “Nu-uh!” From what I’ve readfrom insources–like the San Diego Union-Tribune quoting San Diego Law Enforcement (whoever arrived at the scene)–Tequila was pretty drunk.

I’m too tired and too little in the know to make a good post on this subject. But it’s ridiculous to begin with. Reminds of the time my father was released from jury duty for saying that he would grab his wife roughly if she was going to fall off a cliff.

Good answer. Although my motives aren’t completely clean: I want the Chargers to win and that happens with Merriman on the team.

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