The 49ers released tight end Bruce Miller on Monday just hours after news he had been arrested for assault in San Francisco.
Miller, who was arrested a year ago in Santa Clara, allegedly attacked two guests who were staying at the Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf early Monday, according to the San Francisco Police Department.
About 2:45 a.m., police responded to a call about an intoxicated man who was trying to enter a hotel room occupied by a 70-year-old man and his 66-year-old wife, police said. When the couple’s 29-year-old son, who was in a neighboring room, told Miller he had the wrong room, police said, Miller “charged” the man and a physical confrontation occurred.
The father and son were injured in the fight and transported to a local hospital. Miller, 29, was arrested at a hotel across the street on charges of aggravated assault, elder abuse, threats and battery. He was booked into San Francisco County Jail on a $178,000 bond and no longer was listed among the inmates Monday afternoon.
News of the arrest was first reported by KTVU, which said Miller tried to get a room at the Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf on Sunday night but was told the hotel was full.
In March 2015, Miller was arrested on suspicion of spousal battery after an incident involving his former fiancée at a shopping center in Santa Clara. Prosecutors charged Miller with misdemeanor vandalism after an investigation into the incident was deemed inconclusive. He pleaded no contest and was required to attend a 16-week anti-domestic-violence counseling course.
Miller spent the offseason transitioning from fullback to tight end in new coach Chip Kelly’s offense, which doesn’t use a fullback. His teammates voted him to the 49ers’ leadership council earlier this year.
Since 2012, 49ers players have been involved in 14 arrests or citations. Before Miller’s latest arrest, the previous case involving a 49er was in August 2015, when outside linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, vandalism and hit and run in Santa Clara. The team released him shortly thereafter.
Roster moves – The 49ers signed running back DuJuan Harris, who was released Saturday, to a one-year contract and placed rookie cornerback Will Redmond on injured reserve.
Redmond, a third-round pick, tore an ACL in October. He is eligible to return after six weeks this season, but he needed to be on the 49ers’ original 53-man roster Saturday to do so.
Harris becomes the fourth running back on the roster behind Carlos Hyde, Shaun Draughn and Mike Davis. The 49ers also kept rookie Kelvin Taylor on the practice squad.
▪ The 49ers waived safety L.J. McCray hours following his return to the team after he failed a physical with the Seattle Seahawks. The 49ers traded McCray to Seattle on Saturday for a late-round draft pick. McCray, recovering from a knee injury suffered in 2015, played 58 snaps in Thursday’s preseason finale against the San Diego Chargers and had six tackles.
The 49ers replaced McCray on the roster with defensive tackle Taylor Hart, claimed off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles. Hart, 25, rejoins former Oregon teammates Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner and Alex Balducci. All were defensive linemen for Kelly when he coached the Ducks. Balducci has been moved to center and is on the 49ers’ practice squad.