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Bruce Miller pleads no contest to disturbing the peace

Bruce Miller

AP

49ers fullback Bruce Miller pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor disturbing the peace charge on Tuesday to resolve a case that began when Miller was arrested in March after an argument with his fiancee in the parking garage in Santa Clara.

Miller was initially charged with vandalism in the case, which was heard in a court devoted to domestic violence cases because of the nature of the couple’s relationship. Miller has been ordered to attend a 16-week domestic-violence counseling course and will have his probation lifted if he successfully completes the course.

“With domestic-violence situations, our office takes them very seriously, knowing they can escalate quite quickly,” Santa Clara Deputy District Attorney Tyrone Wilson said, via the San Jose Mercury News. “We wanted to make sure the disposition we crafted was one that considered his lack of criminal history and how he took early responsibility. The conflict counseling will ensure he has better tools to deal with this in the future.”

Miller has not been taking part in the team’s offseason workouts and General Manager Trent Baalke said they would reevaluate his status when the case was resolved. On Tuesday, Baalke issued a statement that offered no hint about whether he’d be back for the end of OTAs or next week’s mandatory minicamp.

“The 49ers organization is aware of today’s proceedings involving Bruce Miller,” Baalke said. “Bruce knows what we expect of him as a member of this team and he has committed to taking the necessary steps to grow from this experience.”

Miller also faces possible league discipline under the personal conduct policy as a result of the no contest plea.