The San Francisco 49ers have announced that defensive lineman Charles Omenihu will be available to play in the 2023 NFC Championship Game. Despite his being arrested earlier in the week on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge he will be in Philadelphia with the team on Sunday. The team has announced that they will let the legal process play out and won’t remove the defensive lineman from the roster at this time. Omenihu’s girlfriend accused him of pushing her down and when police arrived they observed no physical injuries. She reported pain in her arm but refused medical attention.
#49ers #CharlesOmenihu is practicing today, 3 days after his arrest for suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence. He will play in NFC title game if healthy (hurt oblique in Sunday’s game), Shanahan said pic.twitter.com/F84CmMaUU0
— Cam Inman (@CamInman) January 25, 2023
Head Coach Kyle Shanahan said the following about the decision to keep Omenihu on the roster for the 2023 NFC Championship Game: “We feel very good letting the legal process take care of itself. And don’t feel we should kick him off our team at this time.” This season with the San Francisco 49ers, Charles Omenihu recorded seven solo tackles, 20 total tackles, 4.5 sacks, one forced fumble, and one pass defended. He is a key member of the defensive line rotation and could help the team win the game. San Francisco is set to play in the 2023 NFC Championship Game at Philadelphia on Sunday at three p.m. EST.