At some point in the not-too-distant future, look for Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman to articulate publicly his defense against the claim that he battered and falsely imprisoned Tila Tequila Nguyen early Sunday morning.
As we understand it, Merriman will indeed contend that she was intoxicated, and that he was trying to prevent her from driving in that condition, as she attempted to leave her home.
The situation raises an interesting point regarding the lengths to which someone can or should go to stop someone else from driving drunk. In this case, Merriman will claim that he did not cross the line, and the other persons who were at his home are expected to testify to that end.
So continue to stay tuned on this one. A statement of some sort is expected from Nguyen, and it’s likely that Merriman will issue a public comment that articulates his defense to the charges in response to whatever she has to say about the situation.