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D.A. Rejects Tequila/Merriman Case

9/11/2009 7:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The San Diego District Attorney has declined to prosecute Shawne Merriman over accusations that the NFL star choked Tila Tequila and refused to trapped her in his mansion.

The San Diego D.A. just released the following statement:

"After a thorough review of the investigation into the Sept. 6, 2009 incident at the Poway home of Shawne Merriman, our office has determined there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that any crime was committed. The case is now closed."

UPDATE: The General Manager of the San Diego Chargers has issued the following statement: "It's really good news for Shawne. We're happy things worked out for him on the legal front."

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