Oct 21, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman (56) on the sideline during the game against the Tennessee Titans at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Titans beat the Bills 35-34. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Former NFL LB Shawne Merriman Hospitalized

Reports have surfaced early Monday morning that former San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman was transported to a Los Angeles Hospital from a Hollywood night club. The Los Angeles Times was first to make the report, which provides very few details about the incident at this point.

According to the report, Merriman was taken from The Colony night club to Cedars Sinai Medical Center for an undisclosed “medical emergency”.

There were no details on what prompted the medical call.

NFL.com added to the report after talking to Officer Mark Ro of the Los Angeles Police Department, who said that the Los Angeles Fire Department actually was responsible for transferring Merriman to the medical facility. There was no criminal report filed.

Merriman retired from the NFL this past March.

We will continue to keep you updated with details as they become available and we hope that Merriman is not in any serious medical danger.

Be sure to check back in with FanSided.com as the story develops.


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