Los Angeles Times

Omenihu to play for 49ers despite recent arrest

- Wire reports

San Francisco defensive lineman Charles Omenihu will be available to play in the NFC title game despite his arrest on a misdemeano­r domestic violence allegation.

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday the team would wait for the legal process to resolve after Omenihu was accused of pushing his girlfriend to the ground during an argument Monday.

“If he’s healthy, he’ll play this week,” Shanahan said. “We’ve looked into it the last 48 hours . ... 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.

Omenihu, 25, is in his second season with the 49ers as part of their line rotation.

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