No Charges for Merriman in Tequila Incident: DA
'Insufficient evidence' against Chargers linebacker accused by reality-TV star
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2009 10:48 PM CDT
San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – San Diego’s district attorney said today there is “insufficient evidence” to charge NFL star Shawne Merriman in an alleged domestic dispute with reality-TV star Tila Tequila, the Union-Tribune reports. “I’m happy,” said Chargers linebacker Merriman, 25, who was arrested early Sunday at his suburban home. Tequila, 27, whose real name is Tila Nguyen, responded via Twitter, “Justice WILL be served.”