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Tila Tequila hospitalized after altercation with boyfriend Shawne Merriman

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Reality TV personality Tila Tequila was hospitalized early Sunday morning after an altercation with her boyfriend, professional football player Shawne Merriman, according to the Associated Press. Merriman was arrested and accused of choking and restraining Tequila as she tried to leave his suburban home. He was taken into custody and booked at about 8:30 a.m., and released just after 11 a.m. Tequila was hospitalized after signing a citizen’s arrest warrant charging Merriman with battery and false imprisonment. Her condition has not been reported. A police spokeswoman said Tequila had been drinking but did not know about Merriman. An attorney for Tequila said she would comment publicly on the incident.

Tequila (whose real name is Tila Nguyen) is best known for the MTV show A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila. Merriman is an outside linebacker for the NFL’s San Diego Chargers.