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Charges Against Ahmad Brooks Mark The Latest Black Eye To 49ers' Image

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 15

49ers LB Ahmad Brooks will not play in Saturday's preseason game against Broncos after being charged with misdemeanor sexual battery, marking the "latest in a series of missteps for an organization trying desperately to regain footing," according to Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com. 49ers GM Trent Baalke ...

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