Pro Football Talk "Earlier this season, the 49ers benched linebacker Ahmad Brooks during a game because he took issue with the team’s plan for him to split time with other players. On Sunday against the Raiders, Brooks found himself lashed to the bench again. Coach Jim Harbaugh said after the game that Brooks..." December 08
Ahmad Brooks: "I did not take myself out of the game. But words said by me could not be taken back, so they decided to not put me back in."
The Score "San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh doesn't have much to say about linebacker Ahmad Brooks' self-imposed benching in the second half of Sunday's victory over the New York Giants. "Yes, we've addressed it and had those conversations," Harbaugh said on Monday as relayed by ESPN's Paul..." November 17
Fox Sports "San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks wasn't benched on Sunday. Rather, he benched himself. A source told FOX Sports that Brooks was upset with the coaches' decision to take reps away from him and give them to Aldon Smith and Aaron Lynch during the team's 16-10 victory over the New York..." November 17
San Francisco Chronicle "In a move that could foreshadow an extension for one of his teammates, 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks has restructured his contract. The tweaking of Brooks’ deal created $2 million in salary cap space in 2014, OverTheCap.com first reported. The 49ers are $9.9 million under the salary..." July 30
Pro Football Talk "Even though the NFL said the call on the field was the “absolutely correct call,” it’s at least a free one. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks won his appeal of his $15,750 fine for hitting Saints quarterback Drew Brees a month ago. Brooks appealed..." December 27
CSN Washington "Coming off back-to-back poor performances, and in the midst of a sophomore slump, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has not looked as good this season as he did in his sensational rookie year. And San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks thinks he knows why. Asked about RG3 after the..." November 26
Fox Sports "Future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis was so infuriated by the controversial penalty on 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks on Sunday, that he even offered to pay half of any potential fine. Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi offered to help as well. But Brooks doesn’t seem to want their..." November 22
ESPN.com "The NFL is reviewing San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks for possible discipline for his illegal hit on New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, a blow that seemed a textbook example of the league rule prohibiting defensive players from hitting the quarterback in the head and neck, a..." November 20
CSN Bay Area "The NFL reportedly fined 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks $16,000 for his controversial roughing-the-passer penalty against New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Sunday. Dean Blandino, the NFL's vice president of officiating, said on Tuesday that referee Tony Corrente made the correct call..." November 20
ESPN analyst Ray Lewis: "I will see Ahmad on Monday and I will have a check in hand for half of the fine."
Sacramento Bee "The Santa Clara County District Attorney has decided not to pursue charges against 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks, who had been accused of beating teammate Lamar Divens repeatedly over the head with a Heineken bottle last month. District attorney Jeff Rosen concluded there was not enough evidence..." July 18
NFL.com "A warrant for the arrest of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was filed in error, Santa Clara County Assistant District Attorney Karyn Sinunu-Towery told NFL.com and NFL Network on Wednesday. "It was a complete fumble on our part," she said. That fumble concerns an application..." July 04
San Jose Mercury News "A warrant for the arrest of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks on charges he assaulted a teammate has been put on hold amid a debate in the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office over whether Brooks should be charged with a felony or a misdemeanor -- or not at all. The controversy..." July 03
San Jose Mercury News "A warrant for the arrest of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks on charges he assaulted a teammate has been put on hold amid a debate in the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office over whether Brooks should be charged with a felony or a misdemeanor -- or not at all. The..." July 03