49ers' Charles Omenihu will play in NFC title game vs. the Eagles despite domestic violence arrest
San Francisco's defensive lineman Charles Omenihu will be available to play in the NFC title game despite his arrest on a misdemeanor domestic violence allegation earlier this week and injuring hisoblique against the Dallas Cowboys.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday that the team will wait for the legal process to resolve itself after Omenihu was accused of pushing his girlfriend to the ground during an argument on Monday.
'If he's healthy, he'll play this week,' Shanahan said. 'We've looked into it the last 48 hours, not necessarily myself but other people. We feel very good that the legal process will take care of itself. We don't feel we should kick him off our team at this time.'
The NFL will review the matter under the league's personal conduct policy, but Omenihu is available until that is completed. San Jose police said they were called to Omenihu's home on Monday afternoon to investigate a domestic violence incident.
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