San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Charles Omenihu has been arrested after being charged with domestic violence.
San Jose city police said Tuesday that Omenihu was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence. Omenihu posted bail and is no longer in custody. The matter was referred to the District Attorney to determine whether charges have been filed.
The 49ers said they are aware of the arrest and are “gathering more information.”
Police said they received a call on Monday afternoon to investigate a domestic violence incident.
According to the police report, a woman claiming to be Omenihu’s girlfriend claimed that the player pinned her to the ground during an argument.
The agents did not see any signs of physical injury, but the woman complained of pain in her arm. The woman refused to undergo medical.
Police said Omenihu cooperated with officers and must comply with a protective restraining order.
Omenihu, 25, is in his second season with the 49ers and is part of their defensive rotation.
He set a career-high 4 1/2 sacks during the regular season and added a pair of sacks and a turnover on January 14 in a wild-card victory over Seattle.
Omenihu had 15 snaps in Sunday’s win against Dallas. He suffered an oblique injury during the match, but was able to continue playing. He is under observation ahead of Sunday’s NFL championship game in Philadelphia.