“Something Always Happens”: Days Before NFC Battle, 49ers Charles Omenihu ‘Push to the Ground’ Leads Him to Santa Clara County Main Jail

Published 01/25/2023, 4:38 AM EST

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The San Francisco 49ers are getting ready to clash with the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC championship game later this week. And they go to Philly as the best defense in the league. But one of the Niners’ defensive weapons has landed in big legal trouble. Defensive end Charles Omenihu landed in Santa Clara County main jail due to a ‘push to the ground’.

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Omenihu featured in the divisional playoff win against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. And his arrest may distract the Niners just before the NFC title clash.

Charles Omenihu lands in legal trouble 


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The authorities arrested the Niners DE Charles Omenihu for pushing his girlfriend during an argument. San Jose police booked the 25-year-old at the Santa Clara County main jail for domestic violence. He was then released from jail after posting for bail.

The police did not observe any visible signs of injury on the body of the complainant. She complained of pain in the arm due to taking a fall, but refused any medical attention from the authorities.


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Omenihu recorded his statement with the police and cooperated with the authorities. Police served an emergency protective order to Omenihu. So, he can’t go near the woman in question in the near future.

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“We are aware of the matter involving Charles Omenihu and are in the process of gathering further information,” the Niners said in a statement, reported by the Mercury News. The DE is listed as questionable for the bumper clash against the Eagles for the NFC title and a shot at the Super Bowl. And the NFL world can’t believe all this is happening right before the big game.

The NFL world is shocked 

The NFL world is in a state of shock after the Charles Omenihu arrest. Fans know that the events happened at the worst possible time for the DE and his team, the Niners.

This fan thinks something always happens to the Eagles‘ opponents.

Another fan was livid with Omenihu for the turn of events.

This fan says the NFL players always melt down before big games.

Another fan can’t believe someone having it all can do something like this.

A fan doesn’t think it was the best way to celebrate a win against the Cowboys.


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Another dig at the Cowboys.


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The Houston Texans picked the DE in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL draft. In the 2022 season, Omenihu has done well for the Niners as a reserve. But his arrest may throw a wrench into his future.

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Shivam Pratap Singh


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Shivam Pratap Singh originally hails from Punjab, India. After completing his Master's degree from Jamia Millia Islamia, he joined the world of media with a stint at Opoyi. While he was there, he started to follow the NFL.
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Tony Thomas




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