49ers' Omenihu arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

49ers’ Omenihu arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Charles Omenihu was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of domestic violence, San Jose police said. The arrest was first reported by the Bay Area News Group.

A woman, described as Omenihu’s girlfriend, called police to say that the 6-foot-5, 280-pound Omenihu “pushed her to the ground during an argument.” When police arrived at the San Jose home, the woman declined medical attention and cops arrested Omenihu for misdemeanor domestic violence.

Omenihu, 25, was booked into Santa Clara County jail and released on bail. He has not been charged yet in the case; police say they’ll forward the case to the Santa Clara County District Attorney when they’ve finished investigating the case. The woman, who cops said had a “complaint of pain to her arm,” received a restraining order against the football player.

On Monday — before the arrest — 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said that Omenihu had strained his oblique in the team’s 19-12 win over the Cowboys, but that he was expected to play in Sunday’s NFC championship game in Philadelphia. Omenihu is a major part of the team’s defensive line rotation, typically playing half the team’s defensive snaps or more. He only appeared in 15 defensive plays on Sunday because of the injury, but had two sacks and a forced fumble in the wild card win over the Seahawks.

“We are aware of the matter involving Charles Omenihu and are in the process of gathering further information,” the 49ers said in a statement.

Omenihu, who joined the 49ers in a Nov. 2021 trade from the Texans, is scheduled to be a free agent after the season.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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