d.a. dismisses case against shawne merriman

Well, well. In San Diego, the District Attorney has dismissed Tila Tequila's accusations that San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman choked her and threw her to the ground when she tried to leave his house: Case against Merriman is closed.

According to the D.A., there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Merriman committed a crime. Tequila had signed a citizen's arrest warrant charging Merriman with battery and false imprisonment, both felonies.

The case is now closed. We'll probably never know what really happened, but as far as the authorities are concerned, nobody is going to jail. Merriman can go on playing football, and Ms. Nguyen can go on... doing whatever the hell it is she's famous for.

UPDATE: Oh, it ain't over. According to her lawyers, Tila Tequila will immediately begin pursuing civil charges against Merriman. Tila intends to have her day in court: Tila Tequila -- D.A. Made a 'Reckless' Decision.

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