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Former 49ers Player Sent Threats To Member Of U.S. Congress

Written by Tony Ghaul

Former San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller was exposed for appearing to threaten a United States Congressman.

The threat came in a direct message, which was sent to Congress House Democrat Eric Swalwell from Miller’s personal Twitter account. 

Swalwell shared a screenshot of a Twitter message in which Miller asked him if he preferred Guantanamo [Bay] or execution.

Swalwell notified U.S. Capitol Police of the death threat, as per NBC’s Raj Mathai.

“My family and staff are deeply disturbed by the threat of execution…apparently by former 49er Bruce Miller,” Swalwell told Miller. “Threats of political violence are unacceptable.”

Swalwell has been a member of the House of Representatives since November 2012 when he was first elected.

Miller was known for his blocking skills, versatility, and ability to contribute in both the running and passing games. He played for the 49ers from 2011 to 2015.

His career came to an abrupt end in 2016, when he was arrested for assault and later released by the team. This incident marked the end of his NFL career.

Miller allegedly attacked a guest of the Fisherman’s Wharf Marriott Hotel. He also allegedly punched the guest’s 70-year-old father.

Former 49ers FB Bruce Miller. Photo courtsey of USA Today Sports

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