Ex-49ers FB Bruce Miller Reported To Capital Police After Sending A Threatening DM To U.S. Congressman

Former San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller could find himself in some serious trouble.

Eric Swalwell, a California Democrat in the House of Representatives, posted a screenshot of a Twitter message where Miller asked if he would prefer “Guantanamo [Bay] or execution.” Swalwell didn’t appear to know Miller:

According to NBC’s Raj Mathai, Swalwell notified U.S. Capitol Police of the death threat.

“My family and staff are deeply disturbed by the threat of execution…apparently by former 49er Bruce Miller,” Swalwell told Miller. “Threats of political violence are unacceptable.” 

The threats are particularly troubling given Miller’s track record.

Miller was arrested in 2015 after destroying a woman’s cell phone during a heated argument. He pleaded no contest to a disturbing the peace misdemeanor. 

The following year, the 49ers released Miller following an arrest for assault and elder abuse. Police say he attacked a 70-year-old man and his 29-year-old son, who were both hospitalized, at a hotel. Video surveillance showed him bloodied and stumbling after the incident.

Miller totaled 798 scrimmage yards and four touchdowns during his career. He spent four seasons out of the NFL before last playing eight games for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2020.