San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks could face six months in jail after the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office charged him Wednesday afternoon with one misdemeanor count of sexual battery, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
On December 15, 2014, Brooks attended a pool party at Ray McDonald’s house — Brooks’ teammate at the time. A woman allegedly fell and hit her head at the party, and she claims Brooks groped her sexually when she was unconscious.
The woman also alleges McDonald carried her to his bedroom and had sex with her after Brooks groped her and while she was still unconscious. For this, a Santa Clara Grand Jury has indicted McDonald on one count of rape, and he could face as many as eight years in jail, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Here’s a written statement from 49ers’ general manager Trent Baalke: “The organization is aware that a misdemeanor charge has been filed against Ahmad Brooks stemming from a December 2014 matter. We take any charge against a member of this organization seriously and are in communication with the NFL. Ahmad is returning home to California and will not participate in Saturday’s game.”
Stay tuned for more news as it breaks.