Arrest Warrant For 49ers’ Ahmad Brooks Filed In Error

Arrest Warrant For 49ers' Ahmad Brooks Filed In ErrorSan Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks allegedly had a warrant out for his arrest on assault charges following an incident with teammate Lamar Divens, but Brooks reportedly is off the hook, at least for now.

‘Filed in error’

NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal has the latest on Brooks:

A warrant for the arrest of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was filed in error, Santa Clara County Assistant District Attorney Karyn Sinunu-Towery told NFL.com on Wednesday.

“It was a complete fumble on our part,” she said.

Prosecutors who regularly handle assault and battery cases, though, filed an application for an arrest warrant on Thursday, citing a charge of felony assault with great bodily harm. The attack required Divens to get three stitches, and he initially wanted to press charges.


‘Massive contract extension’

However, the warrant application states that he has since changed his mind. When a San Jose police sergeant called Divens three days after the incident occurred, he said he wanted to drop it. If the prosecutors’ initial charge were to hold up and Brooks were convicted, it would carry a maximum sentence of four years in prison.

Brooks signed a massive contract extension to the tune of six years and $44.5 million in 2012, $17.5 million of which is guaranteed. The 29-year-old’s future may be in jeopardy, though, if District Attorney Jeff Rosen decides to proceed with the case.

How do you think this case will turn out? And how will this affect Ahmad Brooks’ football career?

Source: Matt Fitzgerald | Bleacher Report

Image: San Francisco Chronicle