When Lamar Divens could not get $1 million out of teammate Ahmad Brooks for allegedly beating him with a beer bottle last month, he tried to press charges against the San Francisco 49ers linebacker.
But authorities have opted not to pursue criminal charges against Brooks, who for a brief period of time was facing a felony warrant for his arrest.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports the Santa Clara County district attorney said there was a previous incident between the two players at a barbecue in May in which Brooks received a cut. In the June 8 incident, Brooks allegedly repeatedly struck Divens in the head with the bottle and punched him in the face. Divens required stitches.
Divens initially told police he would press charges and then changed his mind because it would be bad for the careers of both platers. When Brooks would not pay Divens $1 million, Divens changed his mind again and tried to pursue charges.
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