Tomsula: LB Brooks won't return to 49ers practice this week

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks will not practice this coming week with the San Francisco 49ers, who sent him away from the team after he was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery Wednesday.

Coach Jim Tomsula said Sunday there was no change in Brooks' status: ''That's day to day. I have not been updated on that at all, so it's exactly where it is.''

The team sent him home Thursday morning from Colorado, where the 49ers held a pair of joint practices with the Broncos before playing a preseason game against Denver on Saturday night.

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General manager Trent Baalke said he wasn't sure how long the expulsion would last or whether it would be permanent.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office charged Brooks for an alleged assault on Dec. 15 at the home of former teammate Ray McDonald, who was indicted by a grand jury for rape of an intoxicated person involving the same victim.


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