Ahmad Brooks may be facing assault charges

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Just when you thought the 49ers were having a quiet offseason. No stabbings, dui’s, or other off the field issues. Word is coming out that Ahmad Brooks may be facing assault charges for getting into a fight with 49ers nose tackle Lamar Divens and breaking a bottle over his head. Here is what the Mercury News had to say regarding the issue.

[quote]A warrant for the arrest of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks on charges he assaulted a teammate has been put on hold amid a debate in the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office over whether Brooks should be charged with a felony or a misdemeanor — or not at all.

The controversy stems from a June 8 incident in which Brooks allegedly struck 49ers nose tackle Lamar Divens three times in the head with a beer bottle and then punched him in the face during an argument over car keys outside Brooks’ house in San Jose. The alleged attack left Divens bloodied and requiring three stitches, according to court documents. At the time, Divens said he wanted to press charges, but he has since changed his mind, according to the warrant application. The alleged attack was also witnessed by two other unidentified team members, one of whom gave a recorded statement to police.[/quote]

This isn’t good news for Brooks who has a history of off the field issues.

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  • Groindexter

    Regardless of their contribution to their teams there should be penalties and the possibility of losing the ability to play pro ball for acts of violence. I mean look at baseball Pete Rose was retired, gambled, and they erased him from his own life.
    Violent sports people should be treated like Paula Dean, should not have been, she grew up in the south where everybody including African-Americans use the “N” word as a matter of ordinary language. Interview P-Diddy, Samuel Jackson, or most African-American celebrities and I bet they answers the “have you ever…” question just like dean.