49ers linebacker Ahamd Brooks should find out soon whether or not he’ll be facing charges for allegedly assaulting one of his teammates last month.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that the Santa Clara District Attorney’s office is “close” to ending their debate about whether or not to charge Brooks for assaulting nose tackle Lamar Divens after Divens told Brooks that he was too drunk to drive home. Divens initially moved to press charges and two other 49ers players gave statements to the police, but Divens changed his mind and left the decision up to prosecutors.
“The case is not done,” assistant district attorney Karyn Sinunu-Towery said on Wednesday. “And that’s where we are.”
As with any player wrapped up in legal trouble, Brooks could face discipline from the league as a result of the incident. It’s much too premature to start thinking about that possibility, which allows the 49ers to issue a boilerplate statement about the issue for the time being.
“We are aware of the situation involving Ahmad Brooks,” the 49ers said in a statement. “Out of respect for the legal process, the club will have no further comment at this time.”
When we get something more than that will likely depend on how the Santa Clara D.A.’s office defines “close.”