Finally, facts are emerging regarding the incident that resulted in allegations that Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman battered and falsely imprisoned Tila Tequila Nguyen.
And we kind of wish they hadn’t.
According to Juliette Vara of 10News.com in San Diego, Nguyen wasn’t happy that Merriman was paying too much attention to other women at his home.
Per the report, Merriman went to his bedroom with two women. Nguyen then entered the room, and Merriman asked her to join them. She reacted angrily, threatening to have sex with a member of Merriman’s entourage.
Instead, she took off all her clothes and tried to leave the house. Merriman then prevented her from leaving.
Citing unnamed sources, Vara also reports that Nguyen “faked” a neck injury, and that paramedics who arrived at the scene determined that she was fine.
It appears that this report is based on information from one or more of the other persons who were at Merriman’s house on the evening in question. And given that one or more of the other persons who were at Merriman’s house on the evening in question likely were drinking alcohol too, we’re not sure how reliable anyone’s recollection as to the events really is.
And that actually helps Merriman. Our guess is that the facts of this case will be littered with inconsistencies and discrepancies, making it a prime situation for a finding of reasonable doubt.