The 49ers plan to have Charles Omenihu for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, despite his arrest Monday on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence.
“We’re letting the legal process take care of itself, so if he’s healthy, he’ll play this week,” San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan told media on Wednesday. “We have looked into the matter over the past 48 hours, not only himself but other people. We don’t think we should kick him out of our squad just yet.
The defensive end was released on bail Monday night after a police officer responded to an incident at his home in the Santana Row neighborhood. A woman told officers that the 25-year-old was her boyfriend and that he ‘pushed her to the ground during an argument’.
The woman complained of pain in her arm but showed no visible injury, police said, and she refused medical attention.
At this point, the NFL will not prevent Omenihu from facing the Philadelphia Eagles as the league continues to review the incident.
“The matter will be reviewed under the league’s personal conduct policy,” the league said in a statement Wednesday. “There is no change in his status.”
Omenihu suffered an oblique injury in the Divisional Round victory over the Cowboys.