Charles Omenihu of the 49ers arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

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San Francisco 49ers defensive end Charles Omenihu (94) celebrates during the second half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. The 49ers won 41-23. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

According to Robert Salonga and Cam Inman of The Mercury News, 49ers pass-rusher Charles Omenihu has been arrested after Police were called to his house in San Jose yesterday afternoon.

Charles Omenihu arrested

The 49ers released this statement on Tuesday morning, stating that they are aware of the incident and are gathering more information.

The Mercury News report states the following:

“A police news release stated that the woman complained of arm pain but that “officers did not observe any visible physical injuries,” and that she declined medical attention.

The Niner reportedly gave a statement and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

The Police report states that Charles Omenihu’s girlfriend said he pushed her to the floor during an argument.

The main thing here is that the woman is physically okay and being looked after. While it’s encouraging that no injuries were observed, it’s important that an issue like this is treated delicately and diligently.

Naturally, the 25-year-old EDGE rusher is now unlikely to travel with the team to face the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship game this weekend. That’s a big loss for the Niners and a huge distraction for the team, who already have their work cut out for them against such an explosive offense and dominant pass-blocking unit.

Charles Omenihu is currently second on the Niners only to Nick Bosa in sacks this year with 6.5 and has played in every single game up to this point. He had a career-high 4.5 sacks in the regular season.

This is obviously an everchanging situation and we will post updates as soon as they become available.

AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn

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