Merriman's Ex: 'He Never Laid a Hand on Me'
9/9/2009 2:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
's ex girlfriend Gloria Velez
doesn't believe he choked Tila Tequila
this weekend -- because Gloria says the San Diego Charger
never laid a hand on her during their four years together.
Gloria tells us Shawne "Never ever put his hands on me. Ever." Adding it's "out of his character" to violently lash out on a woman.
So far, no charges have been filed against Merriman.