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NFL Star Shawne Merriman

Cops Called to Vegas Hotel

2/22/2012 2:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Buffalo Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman came face to face with police in Vegas this morning ... after a friend alerted hotel security that the NFL star may have harmed himself ... but it turned out to be a case of a simple over-reaction.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... officers were dispatched to Merriman's room at the Cosmopolitan Hotel after the friend claimed he had received startling text messages from Shawne ... which made the friend fear for Shawne's safety.

But when cops arrived to the room ... we're told they talked things out with Shawne and quickly concluded he did not pose a threat to himself or others.

Sources tell us Merriman also denied sending any texts about harming himself.

We spoke with Shawne's rep ... who told us, "It was an over-reaction on the part of whoever called. Shawne was fine."

The rep adds, "He had taken some cold medicine and was having breathing issues ... Shawne's physical safety was never in jeopardy."

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8 COMMENTS

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1.

stu    

more like steriod issues.

922 days ago
2.

stu    

Carrot Top tried to top him.

922 days ago
3.

Pudding Tang    

we couldn't get that lucky for this thug to kill himself instead of Daniel Von Bargen

922 days ago
4.

Senor_TMex    

thats happens depending on how you mix that $hit, could be purple or could be pink... either way you gonna fhak up if you cant handle that cough syrup.

922 days ago
5.

Seldombinlaid    

so non news

922 days ago
6.

walax    

What happens in vegas stays in vegas.

922 days ago
7.

Trish    

Lol bills.

922 days ago
8.

Throwback kid    

Ever since this guy got off steroids he has become a below average player and as a person has kind of turned into a loser. Does he still do that silly dance? he never makes big plays anymore

922 days ago

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