This has not been a good week for Bruce Miller. On Sunday evening, the former San Francisco 49ers fullback allegedly assaulted a 70-year-old man at a Bay Area hotel, breaking multiple bones in his face. He was later arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of making criminal threats, and battery. But before the alleged attack took place, Miller was reportedly involved in another altercation over a sandwich at a local buffet.
Miller visited Tommy’s Joynt around midnight, and sat at a table near the front, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. He “stared” at the buffet line for about 20 minutes before getting up, standing in line, and starting a fight with other customers over a sandwich.
"I believe he wanted their sandwiches,” Eddie Martin, the manager of the restaurant, told the Chronicle, adding that he thought Miller was after their popular brisket sandwich. “The guests were great. They were very calm and amused by the situation."
Later that night, Miller would try to barge into the room of a 70-year-old man and his son at the Fisherman's Wharf Marriott Hotel after being told by the concierge that no rooms were available. According to KTVU, Miller began by attacking the son, but turned on the father after he attempted to break up the fight.
The 49ers ultimately released Miller from the team on Monday after promising to “gather the relevant facts” and “continue to monitor the situation."
Before the incidents at the hotel and Tommy's Joynt, Miller posted a photograph on Instagram, posing with friends at a restaurant called the Palm House. He captioned the photo "Sunday’s are for the boys,” though the post has since been removed. An employee speaking anonymously with KTVU said Miller was "hammered."