California congressman Eric Swalwell is ‘threatened with EXECUTION’ by former 49ers fullback Bruce Miller, as former Presidential candidate says he’s ‘deeply disturbed’ by incident
- Eric Swalwell posted a screenshot of a message he received on Thursday
- And the threat appeared to come from Bruce Miller, who last played in 2020
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Eric Swalwell, the representative for California’s 14th congressional district, was apparently threatened with death by former 49ers fullback Bruce Miller, according to a screenshot he shared to Twitter.
On Thursday afternoon, Swalwell received a menacing message from an account appearing to belong to Miller, who played six seasons in the NFL.
‘Almost time! Would you rather Guantanamo or just execution,’ the account wrote. ‘f***in traitor.’
The account has more than 54k Twitter followers – including the NFL.
But Swalwell was seemingly unfamiliar with the former 49er.
‘Who is this guy threatening to execute me? And how does he have so many followers?’ Swalwell captioned the screenshot of the message.
Eric Swalwell shared this direct message to his Twitter on Thursday afternoon
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) reportedly notified Capitol Police of the incident afterwards
Bruce Miller played with the 49ers from 2011-15, and finished his career with the Jaguars
According to NBC Bay Area, Swalwell notified Capitol Police of the threat, and said ‘my family and my staff are deeply disturbed by the threat of execution… apparently by former 49er Bruce Miller.’
‘Threats of political violence are unacceptable.’
Miller later took to Twitter to defend himself, and insisted he had not threatened the congressman.
‘@ericswalwell I was content with trolling corrupt politicians in my dm’s, but since you want to make a story out of it then that’s what we’ll do,’ he said. That was in no way a threat to you or you family.
‘I missed when a harmless game of ‘would you rather’ Guantanamo or execution ( which to my knowledge is the punishment) for the treason you’ve so aggressively participated in trying to frame the sitting president, who was disrupting the corrupt status quo of the parasitic us gov. You Eric, are a traitor to the country, to your state, and to your district.
‘I am not a threat to you or anyone else for that matter. However, you and the uniparty are a threat to the country and to the world. While [you’re] busy deflecting to bs and running around s****ing Chinese spies while sitting on an intelligence committee, the Bay Area is in decay Under the leadership of you and the other corrupt leadership.
Miller runs with the ball in his hands after making a catch vs. the Saints in a 2012 game
‘But you’d rather spend the last 7 years committing the biggest fraud in US history, instead of helping people. One that all of you knew from conception was a fraud, and it’s very clear. I never threatened you.
‘I asked a simple question which struck a nerve, which I can imagine would since that punishment is in the cards for you and many others! Im not maga, republican or democrat. I’m an American who is sick of watching the corrupt establishment destroy our country.’
If Miller found himself arrested for his remarks, it would not be the first time he’s gotten in trouble with law enforcement.
He destroyed a woman’s cell phone in 2015 and pleaded no contest to a disturbing the peace misdemeanor, and was arrested for assault and elder abuse the following year.
Miller, a seventh-round draft pick in 2011, played with the 49ers from 2011-15, and returned for a stint with the Jaguars in 2020.