Former San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Kwame Harris was sentenced to five days in jail and three years probation after being charged with misdemeanor domestic violence, battery and assault, according to San Mateo County prosecutors, per ABC News in San Francisco.
Harris, who played for the 49ers for five years starting in 2003 and one year with the Oakland Raiders in 2008, was arrested after an argument with an ex-boyfriend outside a Menlo Park restaurant turned violent, according to prosecutors.
Harris and Los Angeles resident Dimitri Geier, who had been romantically involved and lived together intermittently in Palo Alto, were dining at Su Hong restaurant before heading to San Francisco International Airport where Geier was supposed to catch a flight, prosecutors said.
During the meal, Harris allegedly became angry when Geier poured soy sauce on a plate of rice, according to a lawsuit filed by Geier in October in San Mateo County Superior Court.
The argument “escalated” and moved outside the restaurant, where Harris allegedly tried to pull down Geier’s pants and accused him of stealing his underwear, prosecutors said.
Harris then pinned Geier against a glass wall of the restaurant and hit him several times in the face and head, causing a compound fracture around the victim’s eye socket, prosecutors said.
Geier was taken to O’Connor Hospital in San Jose and eventually had surgery in which a metal plate was implanted in his face, prosecutors said.
Harris drove off after the alleged attack and was arrested at his home later that day.
I’ve never heard of someone trying to pull down another person’s pants during a fight or dispute. Very interesting.