Sacramento Bee "Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks will not play in Sunday's game against the Giants following the death of his older sister, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday. Brooks left the team earlier this week to be with his family and on Wednesday Jim Tomsula said he didn't know Brooks' status for the..." October 08
CSN Bay Area "Linebacker Ahmad Brooks was excused from practice on Wednesday to deal with a family issue, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said. Tomsula’s demeanor suggested the situation for which Brooks left the team was serious in nature. “Keep him in our prayers,” Tomsula said. There is no indication..." October 08
TMZ "San Francisco 49ers star linebacker Ahmad Brooks has pled not guilty to sexual battery ... stemming from a 2014 incident where he allegedly groped an unconscious woman. The 31-year-old was NOT present in the Santa Clara courtroom when his lawyer entered his plea ... roughly one month after he..." September 29
ESPN "Ahmad Brooks had essentially an 11-day preseason paid vacation away from the team after he was hit with misdemeanor sexual battery charges on Aug. 26. The San Francisco 49ers sent him home the next day from Colorado, where the team was holding joint practices with the Denver Broncos, and did..." September 12
Jim Tomsula expects Ahmad Brooks to play against the Minnesota Vikings Week 1 for the #49ers.
EndZone Score "The San Francisco 49ers offseason from Hell continued on Wednesday when the team announced they had sent linebacker Ahmad Brooks home following his recent charge for misdemeanor sexual battery. The team is in Denver, conducting joint practices with the Denver Broncos in anticipation of their..." August 27
San Jose Mercury News "Ending months of speculation, a Santa Clara County Grand Jury has indicted former San Francisco 49ers player Ray McDonald on one count of raping an intoxicated woman following a party at his house in December. The District Attorney's Office also charged 49er Ahmad Brooks with one count of..." August 27
TMZ "San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been accused of sexually assaulting a passed out woman at a then-teammate's home ... according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports. The woman making the allegations is the same woman who previously claimed she was raped by Ray McDonald ... a..." May 06
CSN Bay Area "Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks will remain on the 49ers this season, general manager Trent Baalke said Wednesday. Brooks’ spot on the team has been believed to be in question since the end of the season due to his high salary, the 49ers cap situation and two times in which he was benched late..." March 11
The 49ers are comfortably under the salary cap, and at this time LB Ahmad Brooks and WR Stevie Johnson remain on the team’s roster.
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 "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