San Francisco 49ers defensive end Charles Omenihu was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of domestic violence.
According: to reports, at around 4:39 P.M. PT, the San Jose police were called, and Omenihu was booked at the Santa Clara County jail before posting bail, per San Jose police.
Cam Inman of The Mercury News had this information in his story about Omenihu’s arrest:
Police officers were called to Omenihu’s home in the 300 block of Santana Row at 4:39 p.m. for a report of domestic violence. Upon arriving, a woman told officers that Omenihu is her boyfriend and that he “pushed her to the ground during an argument.”
A police news release stated that the woman complained of arm pain but that “officers did not observe any visible physical injuries,” and that she declined medical attention.
Omenihu, who was still at the location when officers arrived, gave a statement to police and was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence. Police also obtained an emergency protective order for the woman, and they served that on Omenihu.
Police said the results of the ongoing investigation will be presented to the Santa Clara County District Attorney for evaluation of possible charges. No additional details were released.
The San Francisco 49ers released the following statement: “We are aware of the matter involving Charles Omenihu and are in the process of gathering further information.”
The 49ers are currently preparing for the NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles and the timing couldn’t be worse. The team counts on Omenihu as he was among the team’s leaders in snaps all season.