San Francisco 49ers FB Bruce Miller has pleaded ‘no contest’ to disturbing the peace today. A charge that was brought forth due to a March incident in which he got into an argument with his then-fiancee. As part of the agreement Miller has been ordered to attend a 16-week domestic-violence counseling course and will have his probation lifted if he successfully completes the course successfully.
With domestic violence situations, our office takes them very seriously, knowing they can escalate quite quickly,” Santa Clara Deputy District Attorney Tyrone Wilson told the San Jose Mercury News. “We wanted to make sure the disposition we crafted was one that considered his lack of criminal history and how he took early responsibility. The conflict counseling will ensure he has better tools to deal with this in the future.”
Miller who has missed the 49ers off-season program and OTAs may now have to face NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as he may lay the hammer on a possible suspension under the conduct policy.
49ers GM Trent Baalke issued a statement:
“The 49ers organization is aware of today’s proceedings involving Bruce Miller,” Baalke said. “Bruce knows what we expect of him as a member of this team and he has committed to taking the necessary steps to grow from this experience.”