SANTA CLARA — As the 49ers convened Wednesday for training camp, one of their defensive leaders has made sure to help quell a possible distraction, that involving Ahmad Brooks' alleged attack last month of teammate Lamar Divens.
"He's tremendously sorry for what he did," Donte Whitner said of Brooks. "Anybody would be embarrassed. He's just going to have to move on and make the right choices from this point on. He'll be OK."
Santa Clara County prosecutors recently opted not to press charges against Brooks for a June 8 incident, when Brooks allegedly hit Divens repeatedly in the face with a beer bottle upon returning to Brooks' home after drinking in local nightclubs.
Coach Jim Harbaugh and general manager Trent Baalke have declined to state whether Brooks is facing any team-issued discipline in the way of a suspension or fine.
"The bad choice he made outside of here, he's going to have to pay for that, and we don't know what it's going to be yet," Whitner said
"We're a good football team. A lot of eyes are on us now, even more than last year or the year before," Whitner added. "You have to make good decisions, hang out with the right people. He's going to do that from here on out."
Brooks was not made available for comment.