According to court documents and a police report obtained by the San Jose Mercury News, the San Francisco 49ers managed to keep a incident between players under wraps. Linebacker Ahmad Brooks and nose tackle Lamar Divens were out drinking. Brooks wanted to leave, Divens questioned his ability to drive. That is when Brooks struck nose tackle Divens three times in the head with a beer bottle and punched him in the face.
It seems like the players decided to keep the incident under wraps for their own protection.
“He said this would be bad for both of their careers and that he just wanted to keep playing and that they had resolved it,” according to the documents obtained by the Mercury News.
According to NFL.com, the court and what prosecutors will decide to do still remain in limbo:
Even without Divens’ support, prosecutors submitted an application Thursday to Judge Sharon Chatman seeking an arrest warrant on a felony assault charge with great bodily injury. A judge signed the warrant, but one day later, higher-ranking officials decided to put a hold on the case.
“We are aware of the situation involving Ahmad Brooks,” the 49ers said in a statement Wednesday to NFL.com and NFL Network. “Out of respect for the legal process, the club will have no further comment at this time.”