San Diego Charger Shawne Merriman
denies reality star Tila Tequila
's claims that he hurt her
and says he was concerned for her safety when she appeared to be drunk.
"At the time, I was concerned about her welfare given the intoxicated state she appeared to be in and I encouraged her to stay until safe transportation could be provided," Merriman said in a statement. "We would all do our best to help a friend if we considered their actions to