Ten days ago, prosecutors supposedly were “close” to deciding whether to charge 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks for assaulting a teammate with a beer bottle.
With no developments since July 3, either no decision has been made — or prosecutors quietly have decided not to charge him.
The situation stinks, generally. Defensive lineman Lamar Divens angered Brooks, whom Divens believed to be drunk, by keeping Brooks’ car keys away from him. Divens initially wanted to press charges, but he then told police pushing the issue “would be bad for both of their careers.”
It’s a bad look for prosecutors, the police, and the 49ers for no action to be taken. Maybe everyone hopes it’ll be forgotten in the post-July 4 haze.
Maybe it will be forgotten. But we’ll keep pointing it out from time to time, because those who try to keep drunks from driving should be praised, not bashed with a bottle.