Niners ready to run court case with Charles Omenihu

Niners ready to run court case with Charles Omenihu

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — After his arrest Monday on suspicion of domestic violence, San Francisco 49ers defenseman Charles Omenihu will remain with the team and continue preparing for Sunday’s NFC Championship game, coach Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday.

Shanahan added that the Niners have spent the past few days investigating what happened to Omenihu and have concluded that the best way to deal with it is to let the court case unfold before further decisions are made to be hit.

“We feel very comfortable with the fact that the court case will take care of itself. And we don’t think we should kick him off our team at this point,” Shanahan said.

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According to a press release from the San Jose Police Department, police arrived at an apartment building at 4:39 p.m. local time Monday after a woman called to report that her boyfriend, Omenihu, had pushed her to the ground during an argument. No visible injuries were found on the woman, who complained of pain in her arm but declined medical treatment, police said.

Omenihu was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail and released on bail Monday. He was also served with a restraining order. The case will be submitted to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office for possible indictment.

The NFL said in a statement Wednesday that “the matter will be reviewed under the league’s personal conduct policy.” There is no change to his status.”

Omenihu has been a key part of San Francisco’s defensive line rotation this season, notching 4.5 regular-season sacks and two more sacks with a forced fumble in the team’s NFC wildcard win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Omenihu is expected to have limited training on Wednesday as he is dealing with an oblique injury.

Barring changes to his legal status, Shanahan said Omenihu will play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

“We’re going to let the legal process take care of itself, so if he’s healthy he’ll play this week,” said Shanahan.