49’ers Chris Culliver Arrested For Felony Hit-And-Run And Weapons Possession


San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver was arrested Friday for felony hit-and-run and weapons possession.

According to the San Jose police, they received a call at around 10:21 a.m. reporting that a bicyclist had been struck by a car that fled the scene at Tully near Senter Road in San Jose.

An eyewitness saw the accident and followed Culliver’s vehicle until he cornered him in the area of Mekler Court. He attempted to block Culliver’s vehicle from leaving.

Authorities said Culliver got out of his car, threatened the eyewitness with brass knuckles and then got back into his vehicle and fled. In the process, he struck the eyewitness’ car.

Culliver was arrested, and booked on felony hit and run for striking the bicyclist, reckless driving causing an injury, felony possession of brass knuckles and misdemeanor hit and run for the striking the vehicle.

Culliver missed all of last season after tearing his ACL. He was also in the spotlight two years ago when the Niners were in the Super Bowl, and he made comments about the possibility of having a gay teammate.

The 49’ers have released a statement.

“The 49ers organization is aware of the recent matter involving Chris Culliver,” the statement released to KTVU. “We will remain in contact with Chris and the local authorities as we continue to gather the facts regarding this situation. As this is an ongoing legal matter, we will reserve further comment at this time.”