A few weeks ago, Ahmad Brooks was under investigation for allegedly assaulting fellow 49ers teammate, Lamar Divens. However, there is news from the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office, and it says that Brooks will not be charged due to insufficient evidence against him.
In a report given by police, Brooks took a beer bottle and hit Divens in the head three times with it, ad proceeded to follow up with a punch. The fight apparently led to a three inch cut in Divens’ forehead.
In a statement from the DA’s office, district attorney Jeff Rosen said this regarding the dropping of Brooks’ charges,
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.
Just because the law has chosen to not pursue charges against NFL, he’s not out of the water yet. He is still eligible to receive punishment from the NFL and Roger Goodell, if that’s what the commissioner deems fit. When looking at disciplinary actions, the NFL must also look at any past offenses. Back in 2008, Brooks was charged with fourth degree assault as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals. However, that case didn’t really get off the ground.