Bruce Miller pleads no contest to disturbing the peace

ByPaul Gutierrez ESPN logo
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller, who was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse in March and has stayed away from the team during voluntary offseason workouts, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor disturbing the peace on Tuesday.

Miller had been charged with misdemeanor vandalism after he and his then-fiancee had been arguing in a parking garage at the Rivermark Hyatt House in Santa Clara, according to a release by the Santa Clara District Attorney's Office last month.

According to the release, Miller threw the woman's cell phone against a wall, destroying it.

Miller and the women have since broken up.

As part of the plea bargain, Miller must now attend a 16-week domestic violence counseling course and may not have any contact with his accuser before sentencing, which will happen after he completes the course, per reports, in an estimated six months.

The 49ers are in their third week of OTAs, with practices Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and have a mandatory three-day minicamp June 9-11.

"The 49ers organization is aware of today's proceedings involving Bruce Miller," Niners general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. "Bruce knows what we expect of him as a member of this team and he has committed to taking the necessary steps to grow from this experience."