Ex-49ers TE Bruce Miller appears in court on assault charges

SAN FRANCISCO -- Former 49ers tight end Bruce Miller has made his first court appearance on assault and battery charges after San Francisco police say he drunkenly attacked a 70-year-old man and his son.

Miller didn't enter a plea Friday, and his arraignment is set to wrap up Nov. 2.

Police say Miller tried to enter an elderly couple's hotel room Monday. The couple's son was staying next door and told Miller he was at the wrong room. According to police, Miller then attacked the younger man and his father. Miller is accused of hitting the older man with a cane.

Miller's agent, Jack Reale, has said there's more to the case than meets the eye.

The 49ers released Miller on Monday. He is among several 49ers who have had legal trouble in recent years.
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