San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks allegedly assaulted teammate
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks allegedly assaulted teammate Lamar Divens three times in the head with a beer bottle and then punched him in the face after an argument, according to a San Jose Mercury News report.
A warrant for Brooks' arrest has been put on hold as the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office has yet to determine whether to charge Brooks for assault. According to court documents, Divens required three stitches after Brooks attacked him with a beer bottle. At the time, Divens wanted to press charges against his 49ers teammate but has since changed his mind.
"Divens said this would be bad for both of their careers and that he just wanted to keep playing and that they had resolved it," according to the documents.
The alleged attack on Divens was reportedly witnessed by two other unnamed 49ers teammates with one of the teammates giving a recorded statement to police. The unnamed witness claimed Drivens drove Brooks home because Brooks was too intoxicated to drive after a night out in San Jose.
Santa Clara Judge Sharon Chatman signed a warrant for Brooks' arrest on a felony assault with great bodily injury charge but the Santa Clara District Attorney office took a "rare" step by intervening in the case. The Santa Clara County District Attorney's office is considered to be the "toughest" on crime in the Bay Area and the hesitation in this case is "unusual." Brooks, 29, signed a six-year contract extension last year worth $44.5 million with $17.5 million guaranteed. The 49ers will open a new $1.2 billion stadium in Santa Clara in 2014.