Former 49ers player makes news for wrong reasons after allegedly threatening congressman

San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller
San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller / Ronald C. Modra/GettyImages

Former 49ers fullback Bruce Miller allegedly threatened a US Congressman on Twitter.

Former San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller is in the news this week after allegedly threatening US Congressman Eric Swalwell on Twitter.

On May 17, Swalwell shared what appeared to be a photo of a threat allegedly from Miller, to which the congressman questioned who the individual was and why he had so many followers.

Later, Swalwell revealed a statement to NBC Sports Bay Area's Raj Mathai after learning who Miller was.

Note: The screenshot of the threat contains NSFW language.

"My family and staff are deeply disturbed by the threat of execution … apparently by former 49er Bruce Miller,” Swalwell said in the statement. “Threats of political violence are unacceptable."

Miller has been reported to Capitol Police after the incident, according to Yahoo! Sports' Ryan Young.

The 35-year-old Miller was drafted by the Niners in Round 7 of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Central Florida and spent five years with the team before being released in September of 2016 after allegedly assaulting two men in San Francisco.

Charges from that incident were subsequently dropped, and Miller played one more season with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2020.

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