In what is becoming all too commonplace in the NFL, and around 4949 Centennial Blvd especially, the latest guy to get arrested/charged/indicted is linebacker Ahmad Brooks. His incident of course stems from the party that got RayMac in trouble initially last December. And it involves the same girl. She was apparently knocked unconscious when she fell down poolside. and was groped by Brooks. RayMac then allegedly took her upstairs and raped her. How she knew what went on while she was unconcho is a mystery, but the other curious thing is, she leveled the charges against RayMac in December, but waited until May to point the finger at Brooks.
While RayMac has left a trail of sexual assault charges, and now his indictment for the December case, this is a first for Brook. His only other altercation was when someone took his keys at a party, and Brooks’ recourse was to smash a beer bottle over his head a few times. Nothing ever came of it, but there was the obligatory investigation, and the dude, Lamar Divens, was released amid little fanfare.
The Niners response was to send Brooks home for the Denver preseason game, and to await further reports, but shit, the whole thing smells fishy. RayMac’s abuse issues were well known by the time the Niners released him in December, even before the allegations came out last August that he had abused his girlfriend. Three months earlier (not reported to the public) they were fighting, and she grabbed his gun and threatened to kill herself. When he said he was calling 911, she split. RayMac has of course dumbed himself out of the league with more charges against him, at least for the time being.
The jury remains out on Brooks though. Word is, there is video evidence of some of what the woman claims. At this point who knows? If that pops up and shows anything, we are down another linebacker . . .
In the immortal words of Chris Cornell, I can’t get any lower, still I feel I’m sinking.
Will this madness ever end? Will the season ever start? Will the Niners have enough players? Stay tuned . . .