San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks will not be charged by the Santa Clara County district attorney’s office for assault. Back in May, Brooks allegedly hit teammate Lamar Divens in the head with a beer bottle.
Early this month, we reported Brooks smashed the bottle over Divens’ head after he drove Brooks home because he was too drunk to drive. Witnesses said when Brooks asked for his keys, Divens pretended to throw them in the grass, which caused Brooks to hit him in the head with a bottle.
Divens initially wanted to press charges and had two unnamed Niner players as witnesses. Later, he decided not to press charges which left it up to the Santa Clara DA’s office whether or not to file something against Brooks.
The reason prosecutors did not file charges was because of new evidence that included Divens demanding $1 million from Brooks. They also found out that this was not the first incident between Divens and Brooks. DA Jeff Rosen said in a statement,
I have reviewed the memo and agree with its conclusion. Cases are not always what they first appear. The value to a thorough and deliberate investigation is a more complete picture of the facts. We cannot prosecute this case because we cannot prove the crime beyond a reasonable doubt to 12 jurors. To file criminal charges when we do not believe we will obtain a conviction is wrong.
There was an arrest warrant filed for Brooks, however, it was never served. Had Brooks faced charges of assault, he would have likely been suspended by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.