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Tila Tequila choked by football star

by Brad Trechak, posted Sep 7th 2009 10:03AM
Tila Tequila I'm not a fan of Tila Tequila (actual name: Tila Nguyen) or her MTV programs A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila or its sequel, but that doesn't mean I want her to get hurt. Sadly, it looks like she was allegedly restrained and choked by Shawne Merriman, a linebacker with the San Diego Chargers. Charges have already been pressed.

Since she did call and press charges, I'm going to assume this isn't one of those cases of erotic asphyxiation gone wrong and assume Mr. Merriman was (allegedly) trying to prove his manhood somehow. In which case he's a cad and a beast and there are more promising men out there. In fact, since Ms. Nguyen is allegedly bisexual (she claimed to be on her show, but I've always had my doubts about that) she has an even bigger batch of better options to choose from.

Is this going to be another case of Rihanna and Chris Brown? I certainly hope not.

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The owner of the club said she has so many mixed drinks, five beers, half a dozen shots. Uhh??? Oh, by the way....police came out and said she had no signs of physical abuse. She's a dumb ass trying to blame someone else for her faults. She is a total waste of space. I cannot believe someone called Tila Tequila anyway. This just proves my point.

September 10 2009 at 10:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wikepedia is not a reliable source. Whoever wrote that--anyone can--did not follow through the whole Stuff Magazine article. Yes, she experimented with Tequila at 13 but she got extremely sick, a result of an allergy to alcohol. Her friends ribbed her and gave her the nickname. She explained this on the Tyra Banks Show about a year ago.

She also twitted of this after the incident with Merriman, explaining that it has been known in her circles for years. Apparently Merriman doesn't know her well enough to come up with that excuse.

September 07 2009 at 4:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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You do realize that she told the cops she was drunk and that she appeared to be intoxicated, but hey continue believing everything she says. Oh wait if you did, you would already know that she says she drinks alcohol anyways.

Apparently you don't know her as well as you thought you did.

September 07 2009 at 7:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Either she's a liar or she drinks, maybe both, from her twitter page:

"Dman im drunk!!!!!!! Im headed to this Chargers VS 49ers game right now!!!!!!!! YAYYYYYYY!!!!!! @shawnemerriman u ready?? LETS GOOOOO! =)"

September 07 2009 at 8:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

according to wikipedia:

Nguyen was featured on the cover of the April 2006 issue of Stuff magazine; in the interview, she claimed that her nickname "Tila Tequila" came about when she experimented with alcohol at the age of thirteen.

September 07 2009 at 2:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
The Kidd!!

No physical sign of injury? This guy is a pro football LINEBACKER. If he had really choked this chick, Caruso wouldn't even need to take his shades off to spot the evidence. This guy was just trying to prevent her from driving drunk. I'll conceed that maybe he didn't know his own strength, but intentional? No way.

This greedy bitch thinks she has found a sure fire way to stick Merriman for his paper...and this is not going to end well for HER.

September 07 2009 at 12:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to The Kidd!!'s comment

Tila Tequila doesn't drink because she's allergic to alcohol, hence the ironic nick name "Tequilla." She wasn't driving, either.

September 07 2009 at 1:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Why 'allegedly' in the post but not in the title? Seems like there's a bit of presumed guilty attitude here...

September 07 2009 at 11:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

San Diego news sources make it sound Merriman was just trying to keep her from driving home drunk until alternate transportation showed up. Whether he got inappropriate in doing so has yet to be learned.

September 07 2009 at 11:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think Merriman had 'roid rage

September 07 2009 at 10:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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