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Ahmad Brooks charged with misdemeanor sexual battery, Ray McDonald indicted for rape

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The San Francisco 49ers have another legal matter on their plate. Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been indicted on a misdemeanor sexual battery charge. We break it down.

Fooch's update: Tracey Kaplan is reporting Brooks was charged by DA, while McDonald was indicted by grand jury.

And finally the other shoe drops with regard to the Ray McDonald situation. A Santa Clara grand jury has indicted McDonald on one count of rape, and indicted Ahmad Brooks on one count of misdemeanor sexual battery. McDonald could face up to eight years in prison, and Brooks could face up to six months in county jail.

The indictments are connected to the incident last December that resulted in McDonald's release from the San Francisco 49ers. A search warrant was issued on the home in December, and a civil lawsuit was filed against both McDonald and Brooks in May. McDonald sued for defamation, but that lawsuit was dismissed under an Anti-SLAPP motion.

Tracey Kaplan of the San Jose Mercury News is reporting the incidents involved were allegedly caught on camera at McDonald's home. McDonald claimed the woman lied to cover up her sex with him, but her lawsuit alleged she slipped and fell and the men took advantage of her from there. Brooks is alleged to have groped her in a sexual manner, thus leading to this charge.

We'll definitely be keeping an eye on this. The 49ers are in Denver right now for a week of practice. I have to think there will be some serious discussions about this tonight, assuming the team was not already aware something might come down.