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Former NFL Player Allegedly Threatens Congressman, ‘Guantanamo or Just Execution’

Former San Francisco 49er fullback Bruce Miller allegedly threatened Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) on social media.

Swalwell shared a message on his Twitter profile allegedly sent by the former NFL player.

“Who is this guy threatening to execute me? And how does he have so many followers?” Swalwell wrote.

The message read: “Almost time!!! Would you rather Guantanamo or just execution f***** traitor


Swalwell notified Capitol Police about the alleged message.

“My family and staff are deeply disturbed by the threat of execution … apparently by former 49er Bruce Miller,” Swalwell told NBC.

CBS Sports reported:

The 49ers actually reached out to Swalwell on Thursday, although the congressman didn’t offer any details on what was said. Swalwell has been a member of the House of Representatives since November 2012 when he was first elected. His district in California includes the Bay Area, which is where Miller spent nearly five years of his life as a member of the 49ers.

“@ericswalwell I was content with trolling corrupt politicians in my dm’s, but since you want to make a story out of it then that’s what we’ll do. That was in no way a threat to you or you family. I missed when a harmless game of ‘would you rather’ Guantanamo or execution ( which to my knowledge is the punishment) for the treason you’ve so aggressively participated in trying to frame the sitting president, who was disrupting the corrupt status quo of the parasitic us gov. You Eric, are a traitor to the country, to your state, and to your district,” Miller wrote on Twitter.

“I am not a threat to you or anyone else for that matter. However, you and the uniparty are a threat to the country and to the world. While your busy deflecting to bs and running around screwing Chinese spies while sitting on an intelligence committee, the Bay Area is in decay,” Miller added.

“Under the leadership of you and the other corrupt leadership. But you’d rather spend the last 7 years committing the biggest fraud in US history, instead of helping people. One that all of you knew from conception was a fraud, and it’s very clear. I never threatened you, I asked a simple question which struck a nerve, which I can imagine would since that punishment is in the cards for you and many others! Im not maga, republican or democrat. I’m an American who is sick of watching the corrupt establishment destroy our country,” Miller wrote.

CBS News noted:

CBS Bay Area reports that Swalwell reported Miller to the U.S. Capitol Police. On Friday, the agency said in a statement to CBS News it can’t discuss “potential investigations” or security measures for members of Congress for safety reasons.

Miller was drafted by the 49ers in 2011 and played five seasons for them. He was cut prior to the 2016 season after he was charged with several felonies for the alleged assault of a 70-year-old man and his 29-year-old son, CBS Bay Area says. The charges were later dropped.

In June 2015, Miller pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace after being accused of throwing and smashing his ex-fiancée’s cellphone during an argument at a hotel, according to CBS Bay Area.

Swalwell, whose district encompasses part of the Bay Area, said Thursday that the 49ers had “reached out to me this afternoon regarding this threat from a former player. As a lifelong member of ‘The Faithful,’ I appreciate them sharing their concern.”

After being out of football for several years, Miller signed a one-year contract with the Jaguars in 2020 and appeared in eight games, but hasn’t played in the NFL since that season.


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