A Shot at Love, huh?
Reality star Tila Tequila was hospitalized Sunday morning after an altercation with her NFL boyfriend, Shawne Merriman, E! News is reporting.
Tila Nguyen called for help at 3:45 am Sunday and told cops that her San Diego Chargers boyfriend choked her and kept her from leaving his house. She signed a citizen's arrest warrant accusing the linebacker of battery and false imprisonment.
The footballer was taken into�custody and was held the in county jail before being released� on $58,000 bail�a few hours later.
Meanwhile, Shawn is desperately trying to clear his name.
"On Sept. 6, 2009 the San Diego Sheriff's Department responded to a citizen's complaint that was initiated by Tila Nguyen (aka Tila Tequila). I was taken into custody based upon that complaint," he says in a statement to to FoxSports.com.
"At the time, I was concerned about her welfare given the intoxicated state she appeared to be in and I encouraged her to stay until safe transportation could be provided."
"We would all do our best to help a friend if we considered their actions to be detrimental to their personal safety. I in no way caused any harm to Ms. Nguyen, however, paramedics were called and she was examined but no injuries were reported. She was released and has since returned to Los Angeles."
"There have been no charges filed against me. I want to thank the San Diego Sheriff's Department for their professionalism. I will continue to cooperate fully with the Department. I want to put this behind me so I can continue to focus on a successful season for the San Diego Chargers."
He paints quite the pretty picture of himself, no? Such a�gentleman, right? Do you see any truth in that statement whatsoever?