Posted July 03, 2013

Ahmad Brooks facing possible charges after allegedly assaulting teammate

NFC West, San Francisco 49ers
Ahmad Brooks signed a six-year contract extension in February 2012.

Ahmad Brooks signed a six-year contract extension in February 2012. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Ahmad Brooks soon could be hearing from the Santa Clara (Calif.) district attorney — as well as from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell — following an incident in which Brooks allegedly hit teammate Lamar Divens in the head with a beer bottle and punched him in the face outside Brooks’ home.

Tracey Kaplan of the Mercury News reports that “prosecutors who routinely handle battery and assault cases submitted an application Thursday to Judge Sharon Chatman seeking an arrest warrant on a felony assault with great bodily injury charge,” which carries a maximum sentence of four years in jail. However, according to Kaplan, Divens has wavered on his decision to press charges against Brooks for the tussle.

This is not Brooks’ first off-field issue, either. He entered the league in 2006 via the the supplemental draft, after University of Virginia coach Al Groh kicked him off that team prior to Brooks’ senior season. Brooks then spent two seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, but prior to his third was accused of punching a woman in the eye. The Bengals waived Brooks prior to the 2008 season, allowing the 49ers to claim him.

Brooks has since become an instrumental part of the 49ers’ defense. He has started every game in the past two seasons, recording 7.0 sacks in 2011 and 6.5 in 2012.

There’s been no word yet from the 49ers as to whether they might punish Brooks for this alleged incident. The Detroit Lions barred WR Titus Young from offseason workouts last season after a similar occurrence — Young reportedly punched teammate Louis Delmas at the team facility. Since the Brooks-Divens dust-up took place off team property, there may be less need for the 49ers to step in.

San Francisco also will be crossing its fingers that Brooks does not hear from the NFL. Brooks, who just signed a six-year contract extension worth $37 million in February of 2012, was not disciplined by the league for his 2008 altercation. He may be free and clear on this occasion, too, if no charges are pressed, though this is the last thing the league wants to deal with now as the black cloud of Aaron Hernandez’s impending murder trial lingers.

However, should the case move forward, in addition to looking at possible jail time, Brooks could be in line for an NFL suspension. And that would be tough news for a 49ers team that opens the 2013 season by playing three consecutive playoff teams (Green Bay, at Seattle, Indianapolis). Already, San Francisco is dealing with the loss of leading receiver Michael Crabtree, who tore his Achilles a couple of months ago.

At the very least, Brooks’s situation appears tenuous for the moment, as he awaits word on a possible warrant for his arrest.

62 comments
BaNosser
BaNosser

"Beyond Reproach"

lol...  db Harba style..

davedbenefield
davedbenefield

DUDE YOU NEED TO QUIT TRIPPIN YOU ARENT GHETTO. I know rich people fight especially guys but damn you are a PRO athlete playing with one of the best FRANCHISES in the WORLD. QUIT TRIPPIN!

TerryDoyle1
TerryDoyle1

Do these guys ever THINK before they act? $37 M in 6 years! Man! I could be good  for THAT kind of bread!

HueJastle
HueJastle

it seems weird that Brooks would be in the clear if charges aren't pressed... like what does that mean? the incident is known but its only bad if he's charged?

SFGoldRush21
SFGoldRush21

My younger cousin's ex roommate from college's niece's baby daddy doesn't make any money on the internet... Hell he doesn't even have a job.

iRavens
iRavens

at first i thought this said aaron hernandez


supninerfan
supninerfan

So I get in my car to drive home and my transmission just gives out.

muser
muser

The NFL will be playing to half empty stadiums in 10 years. 

STEAM_ROLL_U
STEAM_ROLL_U

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Navorroisback
Navorroisback

darn it, the nfc west blog got destroyed, First time back since April, and uh this sucks. I am basically talking to myself, Somebody answer this question do you guy's have night crew here? or is it like this all the Time, Uh i wanted to talk about the Warrior's, A'S, 49ERS, blast the seahawks, anybody know any good blog's? 

Navorroisback
Navorroisback

Who want's to talk about Dwight Nightmare Howard to the warriors? Goldrush? Scotti? Nico? Adurdson? Where is every body, Espn screw you

OleSagginSeahawk
OleSagginSeahawk

So the result of ESPN's decision has scattered us regulars to the wind...smh

donald5
donald5

Maybe I'm not doing it right.  I seem to have done OK not having to smash bottles over people's heads during my life

sf9ers4905
sf9ers4905

go to edit profile OSS, click on notifications and choose never for those e-mails

OleSagginSeahawk
OleSagginSeahawk

This sucks. All the replies to my comment are goin directly to my email account.

Navorroisback
Navorroisback

Anybody here how does this thing work. Long time no blog

John4
John4

@supninerfan If you're the analogy of transmission to a player, know that the 49ers can easily replace that transmission (or just about any other part, EXCEPT QB) without any trouble at all.  I think the 49ers should be considered one of the top 2-3 favorites to win the SB this coming season, and I am ABSOLUTELY NOT a fan of the 49ers.  Just that they are loaded everywhere.  


John4
John4

@muser Of course, NFL players could play football without trying to injure the opposing player on every play.  Why lead with the crown of the helmet?  Because it's a dirty way to play, and has a very high probability of injuring the player you're hitting.

Now, if you comment about half empty NFL stadiums was due to the preponderance of rap, then I agree 100%.  That noise is terrible.  

MidwestGolfFan
MidwestGolfFan

@muser  

...if the politically-correct wussies don't outlaw the sport first in the name of "player safety."

STEAM_ROLL_U
STEAM_ROLL_U

@Navorroisback Ya we all displaced....we are building a site as we speak, for the NFC West. Should be pretty slick, and yes ESPN SUCKS!

shaunniners
shaunniners

@OleSagginSeahawk OSS, you can turn off the emails if you hover over your name up above the comment box and go to edit profile and switch all three to never..

AnthonyW.Gibbs1
AnthonyW.Gibbs1

@SandersonKramerOkay, they're are 1696 active NFL players during the season.  Say if 50 are arrested (which is more than this offseason), that would mean 2.9% of the players in the NFL got in trouble with the law. 

That's not many of them.  So that says most NFL players do behave themselves.  Nice try.  Your premise smacks of ignorance and perhaps racism because you are distorting the facts to fit the premise that blacks are troublemakers by nature.

Nico707
Nico707

@SandersonKramer lol why does this even matter? I'd say the reason is just because most of the nfl is black so most of the people arrested are.

John4
John4

@Scramble They are if you're a Pro Wrestling jobber!  (According to The Rock).

Fred.P.Soft
Fred.P.Soft

You didn't post facts you racist - you posted theories connected to random numbers you pulled out of thin air. That's the oldest racist trick in the book. 

WillWillis1
WillWillis1

@SandersonKramer @Antediluvian A "racist" isn't only someone who holds negative opinions of people based on their race. More generally it's also someone who "sees" race when they look at and evaluate others, whether or not they believe they're forming opinions based on it. 

Also, it's a bit disingenuous to present facts as if they exist in a vacuum. You may plead innocent, but you're using context of the article/discussion to lead others to the conclusion you have in mind without stating it outright.