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Shawne Merriman dated Tila Tequila in the past, but they broke up in September, 2009. Shawne Merriman dated Tila Tequila for 9 months. Shawne Merriman is currently dating Priscilla Garcia.

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Shawne Merriman

Sports - Football

Why Famous: San Diego Chargers

Age: 32 (b. 5/25/1984)

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Tila Tequila

Entertainment - TV Personality

Why Famous: A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, reality show

Age: 35 (b. 10/24/1981)

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Event Start Date Length
Dating 2009 9 months
Broke Up 09/2009 --
 Total9 months

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Where and/or how did Shawne Merriman and Tila Tequila meet?

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Why did Shawne Merriman and Tila Tequila break up?

Shawne allegedly assaulted Tila in September 2009 at the home they shared together.

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In September 2009, Tequila walked into the bedroom of the house she shared with the NFL star, where she saw him with two women. After Merriman asked her to join them, Tequila stormed out and threatened to have sex with one of his friends, after which Tequila claims Merriman choked her and threw her to the ground. [Shawne] denies the choking charge and maintains that Tequila was intoxicated and he was simply trying to prevent her from driving drunk.

The San Diego District Attorney's office released the following statement in September 2009: After a thorough review of the investigation into the Sept. 6, 2009, incident at the Poway home of Shawne Merriman, our office has determined there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that any crime was committed. This case is now closed. No further comment will be made.

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Classic Quotes by Shawne Merriman and Tila Tequila about their relationship:

"I want to express my appreciation and gratitude to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department and the District Attorney's office for carefully reviewing the evidence and not rushing to judgment on these serious allegations. I also appreciate the objectiveness expressed by the San Diego Charges ownership and management, my teammates, my friends and especially all the fans. I look forward to continuing to stay focused on my career goals: a great season of football and the success of the San Diego Chargers." Shawne Merriman 9/2009

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