D.A. Will Not Charge 49ers’ Linebacker Ahmad Brooks In Alleged Assault Case

D.A. Will Not Charge 49ers' Linebacker Ahmad Brooks In Alleged Assault CaseSan 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.  

‘Too intoxicated’

Tracey Kaplan of the San Jose Mercury News outlines the specifics of the situation that led to the confrontation:

According to the application for Brooks’ arrest, the incident unfolded after Brooks, Divens and other 49er players spent the evening of June 7 at different players’ houses. Eventually they decided to go to downtown San Jose and keep drinking.

The unidentified witness said Brooks was too intoxicated to drive home, so Divens drove. When they got to Brooks’ house about 2 a.m. on June 8, Brooks asked for his keys. Divens pretended to chuck them onto the grass and then started to hand them to him.

Brooks then allegedly clocked Divens in the head with a beer bottle. Brooks allegedly began cursing and then struck him in the head again. Brooks allegedly asked Divens, “Do I need to get my (expletive deleted) gun?” and struck him again. Prosecutors also allege in the warrant that Brooks punched Divens.


‘Drop it’

The attack required Divens to get three stitches, and he initially wanted to press charges. 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.

The 49ers are rather deep at linebacker with the likes of 2012 All-Pros Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman and Aldon Smith. However, Brooks is still a key part to the team and broke up a critical pass that helped San Francisco to the Super Bowl in a 28-24 road victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game.

What do you make of this alleged assault case involving Ahmad Brooks? Was it worth dropping or pursuing?

Source: Matt Fitzgerald | Bleacher Report

Image: San Francisco Chronicle

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