American football team the San Francisco 49ers has sacked fullback Bruce Miller after he was arrested on suspicion of assault, US media report.
Mr Miller, 29, was detained in connection with the alleged assault on a 70-year-old guy and his son.
The event is said to have happened at a resort in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf district on Sunday.
Broadcaster KTVU in San Francisco reported that an altercation had taken place.
A brief statement issued by the team said: “The San Francisco 49ers on Monday announced they have released FB (fullback) Bruce Miller.”
Mr Miller, who is 6ft 2in (1.8m) tall and weighs 248pounds (112kg), has been with the 49ers since 2011.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick triggered a storm of criticism when he refused to stand to protest against racial injustice.
On Monday, US President Barack Obama defended Mr Kaepernick’s right to snub the anthem .