San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks allegedly bashed a teammate over the head with a beer bottle three times and punched him during a drunken assault in front of his San Jose home last month.
The alleged attack on nose tackle Lamar Divens occurred about 2 a.m. on June 8 at Brooks' five-bedroom home on Terra Nova Lane, according to court documents. Two unnamed 49ers reportedly witnessed the incident.
The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office were mulling whether to charge Brooks Wednesday despite a request from Divens to drop the case.
The wild night included a trip to Club Agenda in downtown San Jose, where at one point Divens told a partying Brooks that he needed "to get home to his kids," sparking some playful trash talking, according to Divens' statement to police.
A witness said the teammates had been play fighting all night and that that was common among some players.
Divens reportedly drove Brooks' truck home as the linebacker was "very intoxicated." The trash-talking continued in Brooks' driveway.
When Brooks asked Divens for his car keys, Divens jokingly pretended he threw them onto the grass.
"Without saying anything," court documents said, "Brooks hit Divens over the head with a Heineken bottle."
Divens said he was bleeding but did not retaliate. Brooks then allegedly ordered Divens to leave and stated, "Do I need to get my mother-f---- gun at the house?" It was not clear whether Brooks actually owns a gun.
Brooks reportedly struck Divens a third time with the bottle and punched him, the documents said.
Divens had a 3-inch laceration on the left side of his forehead, and blood covered his shirt and spilled in his car, according to police.
Witnesses corroborated Divens' report. At first, Divens wanted to press charges, but then five days later he called police saying he wanted to "drop it." Divens said he and Brooks had been pals, "going to each others' homes, BBQs and other events," police said.
"He said that this would be bad for both of their careers and that he just wanted to keep playing and that they had resolved it," San Jose police Sgt. Eric Magnuson said.
Brooks joined the 49ers in 2008 after being drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2006. He started all regular-season games last season and finished with 46 tackles, 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception.