The district attorney’s office in Santa Clara, Calif., will determine sometime next week whether or not to file a warrant for the arrest of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks.
The DA’s office already filed a warrant for a felony charge against Brooks last week but then the move was put on hold. Brooks has been accused of hitting teammate Lamar Divens in the head with a beer bottle three times and then punching him last month.
According to the Associated Press, Divens had a three-inch cut on his forehead. Divens originally wanted to pursue charges against Brooks and now he has changed his mind. But authorities could still come after Brooks. It could be a felony or misdemeanor or no charges could be filed.
''We haven't had time to look at everything we have and make a fair assessment of what went wrong here,'' assistant district attorney Karyn Sinunu-Towery said, per the report.
If the police have original testimony from Divens, it’s difficult to imagine no charges being filed against Brooks. But we’ll find out next week what direction this is headed in.
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