NFL star Shawne Merriman was recently spotted out with his new lady friend.
Merriman currently plays linebacker for the San Diego Chargers.
Back On September 6, 2009 Merriman was arrested and charged with battery and false imprisonment. An acquaintance, reality TV star Tila Tequila, claimed in an arrest complaint that he choked and restrained her when she tried to leave his home. The charges were dismissed less than a week later on September 11, 2009.
In December, 2009, Merriman filed a civil suit against Tequila (above), alleging intentional interference with contract, unfair competition, and trademark infringement. He claimed that Tequila improperly used his own “Lights Out” logo and disrupted negotiations for t-shirts to be marketed by Wal-Mart. She failed to respond to the suit at all, and a default judgment was entered in his favor for $2 million. For a limited time, she has the right to appeal the default and attempt to defend herself.