Former 49ers player Bruce Miller sent a death threat to congressman Eric Swalwell. What do we know?
As time passes, we are witnessing more effects of the Capitol riots which took place more than two years ago. This is simply the latest in a growing list.
Though it remains unclear as to how the scenario will play out, what is evident is that the former NFL fullback is now facing some serious consequences in light of his alleged actions which were not legal to say the least.
Bruce Miller appears to have threatened Eric Swalwell
According to reports on Wednesday, former 49ers fullback Bruce Miller has been reported to Capitol Police following a formal complaint by California congressman, Eric Swalwell, who alleged that Miller sent him a threatening message via social media. Indeed, Swalwell shared the contents of the message on Wednesday, which read as follows: “Almost time!!! Would you rather Guantanamo or just execution f---- traitor.”
It is understood that the threat came in a direct message, which was sent to Swalwell from Miller’s personal Twitter account. With that said, the possibility that Miller’s account was hacked does exist, however, that didn’t stop Swalwell from reporting the incident to Capitol Police, having apparently taken the matter very seriously. “My family and staff are deeply disturbed by the threat of execution...apparently by former 49er Bruce Miller,” Swalwell said to the media. “Threats of political violence are unacceptable.”
Who is Bruce Miller & who is Eric Swalwell?
A member of the House of Representatives since November 2012 when he was first elected, Swalwell’s district in California also includes the Bay Area in which Miller obviously spent almost five years playing for the San Francisco 49ers. The former NFL fullback, who was a seventh-round pick in 2011, led his college team, the UCF Knights in career sacks with 35.5, before joining the Niners. As mentioned before, he would spend five full seasons, but was released prior to the start of his sixth season in 2016. The reason why isn’t encouraging either. Indeed, Miller was let go just days after he was charged with seven felonies following an alleged assault of a 70-year-old man. What’s worse, is that the altercation occurred approximately one year after he had pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.
Incidentally, Miller attempted an NFL comeback in 2020 with the Jaguars, however, he soon found himself on the receiving end of a six-game suspension. He has not played in the league since that time and now at 35-years-old, that doesn’t look likely to change. Watch this space.
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