“We take any charge against a member of this organization seriously and are in communication with the NFL,” San Francisco 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke said in a statement.
“Ahmad is returning home to California and will not participate in Saturday’s game.” Lawyers for Brooks and Mc Donald were not immediately available for comment.
Mc Donald claimed the woman also lied to cover up that she had consensual sex “several times” with him that night and the next day.
But the woman’s suit lays out a completely different version of events.
If the 49ers do not release Brooks, he could be asked to stay away from the team during the legal process, as they did with Miller.
The 49ers cannot suspend Brooks, per the collective bargaining agreement; that action only can be taken by the league.
Brooks has evolved into a two-time Pro Bowler in his 49ers tenure, making 28 sacks over the past four seasons as the starter at left outside linebacker.
On Wednesday, no details were immediately available from District Attorney Jeff Rosen’s office on the charges against Brooks and Mc Donald.
However, the panel declined to indict Mc Donald in connection with the clash with his ex-fiancee and child two days earlier that had given rise to the restraining order.
The District Attorney’s Office had charged Mc Donald with felony false imprisonment and other domestic violence misdemeanor charges but said Wednesday it will now dismiss that criminal complaint.
But sources familiar with the investigation have said at least some portion of the alleged assaults were caught on videotape by Mc Donald’s security system.
The grand jury also indicted Mc Donald for violating a May 27 domestic violence restraining order.
Brooks was expected to surrender to the sheriff’s department late Wednesday and post bail.