Merriman arrested for assault

Shawne Merriman (who is dating MTV’s Tila Tequila) was arrested for assault and false imprisonment for allegedly choking her and preventing her from leaving his home early this morning.  Deputies from the San Diego Sheriff’s Dept. in Poway took him into custody.  Hopefully this allegation has no merit.  It’s likely that he will easily post bail and be served a temporary restraining order after his arraignment so he can play a week from Monday night in Oakland for the regular season opener.