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Chargers Star -- Tila Tequila Was Drunk

9/7/2009 10:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

San Diego Chargers superstar Shawne Merriman is finally speaking about the incident that got him arrested yesterday, telling FoxSports.com that his girlfriend Tila Tequila was drunk and he was only trying to keep her safe.

"On September 6, 2009 the San Diego Sheriff's Department responded to a citizen's complaint that was initiated by Tila Nguyen (aka Tila Tequila). I was taken into custody based upon that complaint. At the time, I was concerned about her welfare given the intoxicated state she appeared to be in and I encouraged her to stay until safe transportation could be provided.

"We would all do our best to help a friend if we considered their actions to be detrimental to their personal safety. I in no way caused any harm to Ms. Nguyen, however, paramedics were called and she was examined but no injuries were reported. She was released and has since returned to Los Angeles, California.

"There have been no charges filed against me. I want to thank the San Diego Sheriff's Department for their professionalism. I will continue to cooperate fully with the Department, and I look forward to clearing my name regarding these false allegations. I want to put this behind me so I can continue to focus on a successful season for the San Diego Chargers."

UPDATE: Tila has Twittered a response to Shawne's allegations -- saying there's no way she could have been drunk because, "I am allergic to alcohol. It has been publicly known for years. That is how I got the name Tila "Tequila" cuz the irony. I cant drink"

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31.

planetrock    

What's the allergy. Acting stupid when you drink. She's an ugly skank and ho. What the hell does anyone see in her. Fugly little rat face looking thing.

1782 days ago
32.

= P    

Bulls#!t!!!! She got her nickname cause SHE admitted she got wasted off tequila and puked when she was 14. The next time at school her friends called her Tila Tquila and it stuck! She's a lying, skanky hoe!

1782 days ago
33.

Voodoo    

Here is a link from an article written in '07, she mentions she is alergic to alcohol, yet drinks wine with the help of medication.

http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2007/03/myspace_queen_tila_tequila_dri.html

1782 days ago
34.

Endz    

Allergic to alcohol? Not according to her show.

1782 days ago
35.

dr. drrrrrinks    

she needs to be chopped up just get rid of the saline bags

1782 days ago
36.

too sad    

well after Tila comes Megan,
just say no people. we have had too many skanky stupid shows where girls like them make money for being skanky hos

1782 days ago
37.

too sad    

she drinks and so doe sheidi monslag who actually sort of got married the first time after downing tequila . ho's for sure, oh yes, media whore ho's .

1782 days ago
38.

too sad    

42 = ho ho ho

and take heidi too , bags to go .check

teeth ,,,,,, yes, please .check

1782 days ago
39.

Malcolm    

First of all, TMZ is spinning things again, Tila wrote that Twitter hours before Shawne Merriman put out his statement. And even if she posted the Twitter prior to his FoxSports statement, it's CLEARLY obvious that she was drunk (allergic or not). Reports STATE that she was inhebriated and i'm sure witnesses at the party will eventually (or have already) made their statement to the San Diego Police Department.

1782 days ago
40.

JimmyHendricks    

I thought it had been a while since this trash woman was in the headlines. She is a MySpace creation that has fallen fast, along with that site. Her fifteen minutes (more like seconds) were over when that farce of a MTV show was cancelled. There's still a small contingent of horny males who will slobber all over her with lines like "Damn gurl youu crazay hot! Whooo!" anytime she tweets a photo of herself wearing next to nothing, but other than that she's an empty internet creation.

The fact that Shawne Merriman is involved with her in any way speaks volumes towards how out of control HE is as well. Hopefully this is a wakeup call. But I wouldn't be surprised if he's dating Kim Kardashian by the end of the football season.

Anyone want to take bets as to how long it is before the entire case is dropped, and no charges are filed? Better yet, anyone want to take bets as to how long before Miss Tequila goes on Larry King, Entertainment Tonight, and every possible media outlet to speak about this......while also promoting her new single or record?

And it's hilarious that she's claiming that she's allergic to alcohol. Funny how her name has taken on a different meaning, huh? Anything to keep from being the problem, eh, sweetheart? But I guarantee that there's someone out there who is tweeting her a message right now saying "Yeah gurl I know you can't drink, damn men...letmee take care of you you sexy gerl!"

1782 days ago
41.

Amused    

HAHA GEEEZ WHAT SOME SKANKY, LOW LIFE, UGLY DRUNK A$$ HOES WILL DO TO GET ATTENTION NOW A DAYS. IF HAVING A FREE FOR ALL ORGY BISEXUAL "FINDING LOVE" SHOW ISNT ENOUGH TO GET FAME AND MIGHT I MENTION FREE ALOCOHOL TO A SO CALLED "ALLERGIC" TO ALCOHOL ALCOHOLIC BITCH, THEN MIGHT AS WELL ACCUSE AND CRY SHE GOT CHOKED BY SOMEONE WHO HAS WAY MORE CLASS THAN SHE EVER WILL HAVE. SHE DESERVED TO GET CHOKED THE HOE...SHE NEEDS TO GET A LIFE CAUSE FIRST SHE LIKES GIRLS THEN SHES PREGNANT AND DATING GUYS, WHAT WILL PROBABLY BE NEXT IS HER SCREWING ANIMALS AND GETTING PG BY A HORSE THATS HOW PATHETIC SHE IS!!!!

1782 days ago
42.

Damian    

Tila is an old skank. I've seen way better looking vietnamese / korean girls. She's looking for any kind of publicity. Poor girl can wait to see how she ages. She's a PIG!!

San Diego

1782 days ago
43.

JimmyHendricks    

Also, you better bet that Tila herself is on this site, reading the comments with BlackBerry in hand, trying to see what WE think about her. Most fame-whore reality dregs do this. Yep, it's the crowd on sites like TMZ that mean the most to these losers. They create a "fan" base by appealing to casual browsers of a gossip site. So everyone, be sure to tell her hello while you call her a skank, mmmkay?

1782 days ago
44.

Ugh    

Only A$$HOLES Twitter.

1782 days ago
45.

xxx    

um who wouldn't want to strangle her?

15 minutes of fame are up, someone is looking for more...

and she's about as allergic to liquor as she is talented (zero)

1782 days ago
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