Former NFL player Bruce Miller has been accused of threatening execution by US Congressman Eric Swalwell. The Democrat congressman from California posted photos on his Twitter account that allegedly show messages sent to Swalwell via direct message on Twitter from Miller’s account.
The alleged message from Miller reads: “Almost time !!! Would you rather Guantanamo or just execution [three laughing emojis] f—ing traitor!”
Congressman Eric Swalwell responds to the alleged threat
Swalwell asked the public who Miller was, and why he had so many Twitter followers.
Who is this guy threatening to execute me? And how does he have so many followers? pic.twitter.com/M2E2x9l3dR
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) May 17, 2023
Swalwell appeared to have been unaware of Miller’s status as a former San Francisco 49ers football player.
Former NFL Player Bruce Miller has history of arrests
Per a report by Bleacher Report in 2015, Miller was arrested on spousal battery charges, but they were later downgraded:
“Miller, 27, was arrested in early March on spousal battery charges, before the charges were downgraded to misdemeanor vandalism, leading to his plea of no contest.”
Miller said after the plea that he did not touch his girlfriend in the incident that led to his arrest. He had been accused of allegedly shoving his girlfriend during the incident. Miller, a 2011 seventh-round draft pick, returned to play for the 49ers for the 2015 season.
He was released by the 49ers in September of 2016 after he was accused of seven felonies. Those charges were later dropped. According to a report by Michael DiRocco of ESPN, a witness claimed in a preliminary hearing that Miller threatened to kill three people involved in the case:
“Miller last played in the NFL in 2015 with the San Francisco 49ers. He was cut just before the start of the 2016 season after being charged with seven felonies in the alleged assault of two men. Miller was accused of beating one of the men, who was 70 at the time, with the man’s cane. A witness said during a preliminary hearing that Miller threatened to kill the two men and the mother of one of the men. The charges were eventually dropped.”
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