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Police say 49ers' Miller was arrested after pushing a woman to the ground and destroying a cellphone

San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller (49) against the St. Louis Rams during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.
San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller (49) against the St. Louis Rams during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. AP

Bruce Miller was arrested last week after allegedly pushing a woman to the ground and destroying her cell phone, according to a report released by Santa Clara police Thursday.

Miller, the 49ers’ 255-pound fullback for the past four seasons, was arrested on suspicion of spousal battery, a misdemeanor. The case is being reviewed by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office and an arraignment date is set for April 20. He has not been charged.

On Wednesday, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said the team is reviewing the matter. “We understand the gravity of where we’re at,” he said. “That’s been well documented over the last six to 12 months.”

Miller’s arrest is the 11th time a 49ers player has been arrested since January 2012. The last player involved in a police investigation, defensive end Ray McDonald, was released by the team in December for what 49ers officials said was a pattern of bad decisions. McDonald had been arrested in a domestic violence case earlier in the year, but the case was dropped.

He has not been charged or arrested in the most recent matter, and his agent has assured teams that McDonald will be cleared. The district attorney still is investigating, however, one of three cases it is handling involving 49ers or former 49ers.

Although the alleged incident involving Miller took place behind Posh Bagel in Rivermark Plaza in Santa Clara, the arrest was made 20 minutes later and 2 miles away at 2700 Mission College Blvd., at the Santa Clara Marriott.

There were no injuries reported in the incident. The victim requested to have her name kept out of the police report. The report said Miller was held at the Santa Clara County jail and that bail was set at $10,000.

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