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Making the headlines over the weekend,  Tila Tequila (real name: Tila Nguyen) has caused quite the stir with accusations against San Diego Chargers’ linebacker Shawne Merriman – whom she claims choked her and held her against her will.

With the incident taking place early Sunday morning, the NFL star has denied the claims – saying that he was trying to keep an “extremely intoxicated” Tila safe by trying to keep her at his home.

Charged with battery and false imprisonment before being released on bond, Sheriff’s Lt. Gary Steadman said of the situation: “Tila [Nguyen] made a citizen’s arrest.”

Meanwhile, Merriman’s lawyer has denied the allegations, telling press, “At no time did Mr. Merriman assault her; at no time did Mr. Merriman keep her against her will.”