San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Charles Omenihu was arrested Monday in San Jose after police were called to his home for an alleged domestic violence incident, according to San Jose police.
A woman who claimed Omenihu was her boyfriend called police at 4:39 p.m. from her home to report domestic abuse and said he ‘pushed her to the ground during an argument’.
Omenihu, 25, gave a statement when police arrived and was arrested on suspicion of a domestic violence offence. According to San Jose police, he was later taken to Santa Clara County Jail and released after posting bail.
A police report said the woman reported pain in her arm, but police found no other visible injuries.
“We are aware of the matter involving Charles Omenihu and are in the process of gathering further information,” the 49ers said in a statement Tuesday.
Santa Clara police said an investigation will be conducted and reported to the Santa Clara District Attorney, who will determine any charges against Omenihu.
This incident comes ahead of the 49ers’ NFC Championship Game in Philadelphia on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. to secure a spot in the 2023 Super Bowl. Omenihu is expected to play, despite sustaining an oblique injury in the Division Round playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys.
On Monday, head coach Kyle Shanahan explained he would be listed under “day to day.”
Omenihu was a 2019 fifth-round pick from the University of Texas to the Houston Texans and was traded to San Francisco in November 2021. This season, he posted a career-high 4.5 sacks and contributed some two more plus a forced fumble. in the wild card playoff win over the Seattle Seahawks.