Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Former NFL Player Kwame Harris Charged With Assaulting Ex-Boyfriend


Ex-San Francisco 49er Kwame Harris has been charged with felony domestic violence and assault charges in connection with incident involving an ex-boyfriend. On Monday, Harris pleaded not guilty at a preliminary hearing and is currently free on $75,000. According to the San Francisco Chronicle:

"Harris, 30, became angry with Dimitri Geier, 36, in August at Su Hong restaurant on Menlo Avenue, according to court documents. The ex-football player got incensed when Geier tried to put soy sauce on Harris' rice, said Al Serrato, a San Mateo County prosecutor.

'Basically, they're having dinner together and they get into a verbal dispute and it gets violent from there,' Serrato said. 'One of them had poured soy sauce onto the rice and the verbal dispute had escalated.'
Serrato said the men were romantically involved and previously had lived together. Geier, a resident of Los Angeles, was visiting Harris at the time of the altercation, said Craig Charles, Geier's attorney.

During the restaurant argument, Harris accused Geier of stealing his underwear, Serrato said. Harris then tried to pull down Geier's pants, the prosecutor said. 'I guess he was trying to prove that he was wearing his underwear,' Serrato said. Harris, 6-foot-7 and 240 pounds, then pinned Geier (6-1, 220 pounds) against a plate-glass window and hit him several times in the face and head, Serrato said."

So sad that this is how Harris joins the handful of former NFL players to come out. 


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