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49ers’ Omenihu arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Charles Omenihu was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of domestic violence, San Jose police said.

A woman who identified Omenihu as her boyfriend called police to say the 6-foot-5, 280-pound Omenihu “pushed her to the ground during an argument.” When police arrived at the San Jose home, the woman refused medical attention. Officers arrested Omenihu on suspicion of domestic violence.

The arrest was first reported by the Bay Area News Group.

Omenihu, 25, was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail and released on $10,000 bond, the Santa Clara County Sherriff’s Office told SFGATE. He is not charged in the case; The San Jose Police Department told SFGATE that the case would be forwarded to the Santa Clara County District Attorney “once the investigation is complete.”

The woman, who police said had a “complaint of pain in her arm,” obtained a restraining order against the soccer player.

On Monday — before the arrest — 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Omenihu had strained his concussion in the team’s 19-12 win over the Cowboys but was expected to play in Sunday’s NFC championship game in Philadelphia. Omenihu is a big part of the team’s defensive line rotation, typically playing half of the team’s defensive snaps or more. He appeared in just 15 defensive plays Sunday because of the injury, but had two sacks and a forced fumble in the wild-card win over the Seahawks the week before.

“We are aware of the matter involving Charles Omenihu and are in the process of gathering additional information,” 49ers said in a statement.

Omenihu, who joined the 49ers in a November 2021 trade from the Texans, is scheduled to be a free agent after the season.

This is a developing story and will be updated.



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