Invite to Foursome Sparked Merriman, Tequila Scuffle

Drunk, angry Tila tried to leave house naked
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2009 8:18 AM CDT
FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2009 file photo, San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman stands on the sidelines before an NFL pre-season football game against the Seattle Seahawks in San Diego.    (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
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(Newser) – Saturday's altercation between Tila Tequila and Shawne Merriman started when the reality star walked in on the linebacker in bed with two other women, Channel 10 reports. Merriman invited Tequila to join in; she got mad, threatened to sleep with a member of his entourage, stripped naked, and drunkenly tried to leave the house, sources claim. In the incident that led to his arrest, he attempted to stop her from leaving and she called 911, saying he'd choked her.