Wed. Feb 1st, 2023

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Following his Monday arrest on suspicion of misdemeanor home violence, San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Charles Omenihu will stay with the crew and proceed making ready for Sunday’s NFC Championship Recreation, coach Kyle Shanahan mentioned Wednesday.

Shanahan added that the Niners spent the previous couple of days trying into what occurred with Omenihu and concluded that one of the best ways of dealing with it’s to let the authorized course of play out earlier than making additional selections.

“We really feel superb letting the authorized course of maintain itself. And do not feel we must always kick him off our crew presently,” Shanahan mentioned.

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In keeping with a launch from the San Jose Police Division, police arrived at a residence at 4:39 p.m. native time on Monday after a girl referred to as to report that Omenihu, who’s her boyfriend, pushed her to the bottom throughout an argument. No seen accidents have been noticed on the girl, who did complain of ache in her arm however declined medical consideration, police mentioned.

Omenihu was booked into the Santa Clara County jail and launched Monday after posting bail. He was additionally served with a restraining order. The case will likely be submitted to the Santa Clara County District Lawyer’s Workplace for attainable fees.

The NFL mentioned in an announcement Wednesday that “the matter will likely be reviewed underneath the league’s private conduct coverage. There is no such thing as a change to his standing.”

Omenihu has served as a key a part of San Francisco’s defensive position rotation this season, posting 4.5 sacks within the common season and two extra sacks with a pressured fumble within the crew’s NFC wild-card win towards the Seattle Seahawks.

On Wednesday, Omenihu was restricted in apply as he offers with an indirect damage.

Barring one thing altering together with his authorized standing, Shanahan mentioned Omenihu will play towards the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

“We’re letting the authorized course of maintain itself so if he is wholesome, he’ll play this week,” Shanahan mentioned.

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