Former Niners lineman charged with assaulting “boyfriend”

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Since the current members of the San Francisco 49ers are providing us with nothing interesting to discuss, a former member of the team has helped fill the void.

According to the San Mateo Daily Journal, former 49ers tackle Kwame Harris has been charged with assaulting “his former boyfriend at a Menlo Park restaurant during an argument over soy sauce and underwear.”

The alleged victim, Dimitri Geier, also has filed a civil lawsuit against Harris for assault, battery, false imprisonment, negligence, and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

Geier claims that Harris became upset when Geier “poured soy sauce on a plate of rice,” and that Harris later “pull[ed] the other man’s pants down and accused him of stealing his underwear.”Attorney Alin Cintean says that Harris did nothing wrong.  (Imagine that.)  “This really is a pure self-defense case.  [Harris] was attacked,” Cintean said. Harris, who faces seven years in prison, was freed on $75,000 bail.  The 2003 first-round pick played five years with the 49ers and one with the Raiders.