Much has been written about the incident Sunday involving San Diego Chargers star Shawne Merriman and reality TV star Tila Tequila at the NFL star's home.
Well, this latest account, from San Diego's 10 News, suggests that Tequila was "unhappy she was not the only woman getting attention from Merriman."
Jealousy thus played a role in the early morning altercation.
Witnesses at Merriman's home said the three-time Pro Bowler went to his bedroom with two women, and Tequila was asked to join in by Merriman.
Naturally, Tila Tequila reacted angrily and threatened to have sex with a member of Merriman's entourage. According to sources, Tequila was drunk at that point, and proceeded to get naked, then attempted to leave the house.
Tequila accused Shawne Merriman of choking and throwing her to the ground while she was trying to leave the house. Tequila signed a citizen's arrest warrant accusing Merriman of battery and false imprisonment. Both are felony charges.
The football star will not discuss specifics about the case. Asked to clarify his relationship with Tequila, the linebacker immediately contacted his attorney.
"I don't know if ... let me text my lawyer real quick," he said.
He later acknowledged that he and the MTV reality star were friends and had only known each other a short time: "If anyone feels this is a distraction for me, I apologize. I know my No. 1 priority is guys in the locker room."
Sources also tsay Tequila faked a neck injury, and when paramedics arrived they determined she was OK. However, Tequila insisted on going to the hospital.
On Wednesday, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department handed over its findings in the case to the District Attorney's office, which will review the sheriff's department documents to decide if charges will be filed against Merriman.
The attorney representing Tequila disputed Merriman's claim that she was drunk when the football player allegedly choked her and held her against her will.
Merriman and his attorney have both said they expect him to be vindicated. On Tuesday night, Tequila's attorney called Merriman's explanation "spin."
When Merriman bailed out of jail on Sunday, a court appearance was scheduled for Tuesday. If no charges are filed, that will be removed from the court calendar. If the DA's office hasn't decided, the appearance will be rescheduled.
Tila posted a cry for attention, er, message to fans earlier today, saying she hopes this "nightmare" will soon be over. We can only hope so too, girl.
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