Former 49ers fullback Bruce Miller went on defense after California Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell reported that he was threatened with “execution” by the ex-NFL star.
The exchange began on Thursday afternoon when the former Bay Area pro-baller reportedly threatened Swalwell, who represented San Francisco in Congress, until moving to the Southern 14th district this year.
“Almost time,” Miller provoked the politician in a direct message on Instagram. “Would you rather Guantanamo or just an execution, f—in traitor.”
Swalwell took to Twitter to find out why Miller’s account had 54,400 followers on the social media platform.
Who is this guy threatening to execute me? And how does he have so many followers? pic.twitter.com/M2E2x9l3dR
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) May 17, 2023
“Who is this guy threatening to execute me?” He questioned seemingly unaware Miller played for the San Francisco 49ers for five seasons. “And how does he have so many followers?”
Swalwell took Miller’s taunt seriously and reported it to the Capitol Police the same day.
“My family and staff are deeply disturbed by the threat of execution…apparently by former 49er Bruce Miller,” the congressman told NBC’s Raj Mathai. “Threats of political violence are unacceptable.”
@ericswalwell I was content with trolling corrupt politicians in my dm’s, but since you want to make a story out of it then that’s what we’ll do. That was in no way a threat to you or you family. I missed when a harmless game of “would you rather” Guantanamo or execution ( which
— Bruce Miller (@BruceMillerIII) May 18, 2023
Miller snapped back at Swalwell for making the police report in an epic Twitter rant on Thursday.
“I was content with trolling corrupt politicians in my dm’s, but since you want to make a story out of it then that’s what we’ll do,” the former seventh round draft pick began.
“That was in no way a threat to you or [your] family.”
Miller said that he was shocked that a “harmless game of ‘would you rather,’ Guantanamo edition, would result in such a fuss.
He made sure to note that execution was the what he believed to be the punishment for the “treason” that he said Swalwell “so aggressively participated in” while trying to “frame” Trump, for “disrupting the corrupt status quo of the parasitic” United States government.
“You Eric, are a traitor to the country, to your state, and to your district,” Miller added.
The former fullback reiterated that he was “not a threat” to Swalwell, or anyone else, but once again said that the Democrat was a threat himself.
“While your busy deflecting to bs and running around screwing Chinese spies while sitting on an intelligence committee, the Bay Area is in decay,” Miller charged.
Swalwell blew up on Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas) in late April, when he brought up the congressman’s alleged affair with alleged Chinese spy, Fang Fang, at a House Subcommittee meeting about immigration.
Nehls interrupted while Swalwell was grilling a border security advocate Sheena Rodriguez for being present at the Capitol Riot.
“I apologize that you had to — you’re here for a hearing on the border, [Democrats] don’t want to talk about a border,” he snarked.
“Mr. Swalwell is down there, obviously everyone knows he’s made some comments,” Nehls went on. “He’s got a checkered past. His alleged relationship … with Yum-Yum.”
“No, no, no, no, no,” Swalwell countered, according to the New York Post. “You do not get to say that s–t. That’s not true.”
“He had alleged relationships with Yum-Yum,” Nehls concluded, “and now he’s angry.”
Swalwell has not responded to Miller’s epic rebuttal yet, but his report to the Capitol Police isn’t the first run-in with the law.
Miller pleaded no contest to a disturbing the peace misdemeanor in 2015, after destroying his then-girlfriend’s phone.
According to KNBR, he was hit with multiple charges the next year, for assaulting a 70-year-old man and his 29-year-old son.