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07/03/2013 01:55 pm ET

Ahmad Brooks May Face Charges After Allegedly Assaulting Teammate Lamar Divens: REPORT

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks could face charges stemming from an alleged assault of teammate Lamar Divens, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

According to court documents obtained by the Mercury News, Brooks got into an argument with Divens over car keys and allegedly hit him in the head with a beer bottle outside Brooks' home. Divens reportedly needed three stitches and the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office is debating whether Brooks should be charged.

The 49ers released a brief statement on the matter.

"We are aware of the situation involving Ahmad Brooks," the team said, via CSN BayArea.com. "Out of respect for the legal process, the club will have no further comment at this time."

This isn't Brooks' first run-in with the law. In 2008, when Brooks was accused of punching a woman in Florence, Ky. during his stint with the Cincinnati Bengals, per the Cincinnati Inquirer.

In February 2012, Brooks signed a six-year, $44.5 million contract extension with the 49ers.

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