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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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Fred Farkel    


I've been married to an LA porn actress (not that much of a stretch from Ms Tila "I don't drink alcohol" Tequila).

Uh huh.

Took the keys away from her druank ass two times in 3 years and got the living sh*t beaten out of me both times.

Oh the second occasion the porn queen walks to the PD and files a complaint. They drive out, see that I am black and blue head to toe, and offer to arrest HER because there are NO MARKS on her body.


I took the arrest like a man.

And wow. There is a god.

No charges were filed.

Walked away, and finally divorced this SKANK ASS after 25 years.


Give these nothings and nobodies a little fame and they eventually go completely berzerk. Trust me guys. The moment these bitches start in with the "he slapped me" crap???

Do yourselves a favor and RUN.

I don't care how HOTTTTT they are.

Just run as fast as you can.

1869 days ago


hey bobby...I doubt you can even last 10 secs., freak... & missionary is the easiest position to do, a "short" chick that way shouldn't give anyone cramps ... do you even know what your talking about lol

1869 days ago


Me so horny, me lob you long time.

1869 days ago


oh anna, you poor misinformed little fool. of course i'm a freak, and i do know what i'm talkin about. what the hell did you expect?
i'm also a nasty old troll, and i can go all night.
so anna, just so you know, missionary isn't the easiest. it's lots easier to lie on my back and let the woman be on top and work the pole.

oh yeah, and i'd only do tila for whatever freak value she might have, since you brought it up.

1869 days ago


FYI, there were a bunch of people there. It wasnt just the two of them. There are several witnesses who are confirming Shawnes story.

1869 days ago


Ya ever seen Tila up close? Let's just say that if it weren't for make-up and Photoshop, she'd be nowhere. She ain't no natural beauty. In fact she's totally FUGLY!

1869 days ago


Crazy World,

1869 days ago

Joan Baez's Relevance    

See, I heard a different story. I heard that she was choked by a snake. A black 12 inch one eyed trouser snake to be precise. I didn't even realize those existed here. I thought they were all indigenous to African countries. She's lucky to be alive.

1869 days ago


The lines2bet on the San Diego Chargers must be crazy right now!

1869 days ago


I thought this one played for the other team. Shouldn't she be out at clubs fighting with Lindsey's ex girlfriend?


1869 days ago

alainea bobbit    

Tila tequilla dates losers.She had a total nut job on her first season of her show. The guy on her show lit two girls on fire with grain alcohol.Seriously scarred those girls.He lives in my Town.Total loser pizza deliverly guy.

1869 days ago


Tila drunk? So what else is new?

1869 days ago


Ok, well whatever really happened she herself is not being completely honest if you look at her Twitter she posts a Youtube to her on Tyra Banks trying to back her allergic to alcohol thing but even on there she admits she just threw up a lot blah blah(yeah, that's what happens when you drink too much!) and she attemtped to try to live up to her namesake recently and it didn't work out so well..ok, so it's obviously not that she can't drink booze at all, she basically lets on she has zero tolerance so...c'mon.

1869 days ago


You might want to change your name to Tila Dr Pepper

1869 days ago

Joan Baez's Relevance    

Ai'nt nothin' worse than a ho that can't hold her liquor.

1869 days ago
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