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When Merriman bailed out of jail on Sunday, a court appearance was scheduled for next Tuesday. If no charges are filed, that appearance will be removed from the court calendar, Levikow said. If the DA's office hasn't decided by then, the appearance will be rescheduled.
Merriman is one of the NFL's hardest-hitting players, nicknamed "Lights Out" for his savage hits. There's a tattoo of a light switch on his right forearm that he pretends to flip while doing his spasmodic sack dance.
The three-time Pro Bowl selection has been getting back into shape after having season-ending knee surgery following the 2008 opener.
The Chargers open the 2009 season Monday night at Oakland.
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