49ers news: Charles Omenihu arrested entering NFC Championship week

Charles Omenihu #94 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
Charles Omenihu #94 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /

The 49ers are going to have to address the latest news surrounding Charles Omenihu, who was arrested in San Jose ahead of the NFC Championship game.

It seems as if it’s been a while since the last time a San Francisco 49ers player was in any sort of legal trouble, but that’s not the case during NFC Championship week.

Mere days after the Niners upended the Dallas Cowboys at Levi’s Stadium during the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, news broke from the San Jose Mercury News‘ Cam Inman and Robert Solanga that veteran defensive end Charles Omenihu was arrested in San Jose on allegations of domestic violence.

From Inman and Solanga:

"Police officers were called to Omenihu’s home in the 300 block of Santana Row at 4:39 p.m. for a report of domestic violence. Upon arriving, a woman told officers that Omenihu is her boyfriend and that he “pushed her to the ground during an argument.”A police news release stated that the woman complained of arm pain but that “officers did not observe any visible physical injuries,” and that she declined medical attention.Omenihu, who was still at the location when officers arrived, gave a statement to police and was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence."

Inman also reported that the team hadn’t offered any comments on the matter, and the incident is still being investigated. Omenihu has also been released on bail, according to the report, and the case will be handed over to the district attorney for further investigation.

Later, NBC Sports Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco relayed a statement from the 49ers front office that read, “We are aware of the matter involving Charles Omenihu and are in the process of gathering further information.”

Omenihu, 25 years old, has been a regular part of the Niners’ defensive rotation, and San Francisco is scheduled to square off against the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship game on Sunday, Jan. 29.

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