Former San Francisco 49ers football player arrested for assulting security officer www.privateofficer.com
Scottsdale AZ April 4 2012 A former San Francisco 49ers football player was arrested in Scottsdale Sunday after he punched a bar security guard in the head, police said.
Scottsdale police arrested Dontavia Bogan, 23, around 10 p.m. Sunday at El Hefe Tacos, 4425 N. Saddlebag Trail.
The 49ers announced the release of the wide receiver on Friday, one day after Bogan was medically cleared to return to play after recovering from a knee injury.
Police were called to El Hefe after calls of a fight.
Security guard Correll Thomas told police that Bogan approached the rope line at the bar and attempted to enter the bar. Thomas told Bogan that he would let him in, but not to move the rope line, police said.
Bogan argued with the guard and told him he had a table inside and spent thousands of dollars at the bar, according to the police report.
The two began arguing and another security guard approached. Bogan took a swing and missed the second security guard, then Bogan took a swing at Thomas and hit him in the head, according to the report.
A third security guard helped the other two tackle Bogan to the floor, where they detained him until police arrived, police said.
Scottsdale police arrested Bogan, who lives in Scottsdale, for assault, disorderly conduct and threats. He is scheduled to appear in Scottsdale City Court on April 20.
Bogan played one season with the 49ers, in 2011. He played college football at South Florida and was an undrafted free agent with San Francisco.
On Friday, Bogan announced his release via Twitter: “My days that really never started… has ended today, I have been released by the 49ers Time to show other teams that my knee is ready to go.”