SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers decided fullback Bruce Miller should not be with the team this offseason until there’s a resolution to a case in which he was arrested for misdemeanor spousal battery.
The 49ers had previously released defensive lineman Ray McDonald when he became under investigation for sexual assault after being cleared earlier in the season on domestic violence allegation.
And earlier this offseason, the 49ers publicly declared the organization had no interest in free-agent defensive lineman Greg Hardy, who was found guilty of domestic violence but had the charges overturned on appeal after the Charges were dismissed after the accuser did not testify.
The 49ers this week met with wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham for at least the second time during the draft process. Green-Beckham (6-foot-5, 237 pounds) is viewed as an immense talent with huge off-the-field concerns.
General manager Trent Baalke on Friday said Green-Beckham’s situation is different than Hardy’s. While Green-Beckham is likely to be removed from the draft boards of some teams, Baalke would not tip his hand.
“We’ve done our homework like we do with every player in this draft,” Baalke said. “Every situation’s different, so to compare (Green-Beckham) or anyone else in this draft to Greg Hardy, I don’t think you can do that. Every situation’s different. You look at it for what it is and you dig into it as much as you can. And that’s all we can do in this business.”
Green-Beckham allegedly unlawfully entered the residence of his girlfriend in Columbia, Missouri in April. According to a police report, he allegedly assaulted her by pushing her down at least four stairs. He was not arrested and no charges were filed.
That incident, along with two previous marijuana-related arrests, led to his dismissal from the Missouri football team. He went there as the No. 1 rated prep receiver in the nation. Green-Beckham was denied an NCAA waiver last season that would have allowed him to play immediately after transferring to Oklahoma.
After spending one season on the scout team, Green-Beckham declared for the NFL draft. His college career consisted of 87 receptions for 1,278 yards and 17 touchdowns in two seasons at Missouri.