If there’s anything to take away from the NFL offseason–it would be the regular season needs to start as soon as possible so all of these players can stop finding themselves in trouble with the law. The latest player to find himself involved with an incident–San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Brooks as police claim he hit teammate Lamar Divens with a beer bottle three times on the head before punching him in the face after the two apparently got into an argument while the two were hanging out one night back at the beginning of June. On top of all this, Brooks apparently threatened to get a gun at one point and was pretty intoxicated–which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
Unfortunately, this is just another example of all the drama surrounding professional athletes finding themselves in trouble with the law this offseason and this was obviously another incident that could have easily been avoided by Brooks. While the details about the incident are still coming in, this is the last thing San Francisco as an organization needs to be dealing with at this point in the offseason.
When considering the fact that he’s recorded 13.5 sacks over the last two seasons, the last thing the 49ers need to see happen is play the 2013 season without one of their top linebackers. It will be interesting to see how this situation plays out, but one thing is certain–which is Brooks could have easily avoided this conflict.