Former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock will no longer face charges for his domestic violence arrest earlier this spring. Charges were dropped earlier this week, and since then, there have been reports of at least four teams expressing interest in signing him. The 49ers were initially mentioned as interested and had inquired with his agent, but they released a statement saying they were not interested and had not contacted Brock.
On Friday, Brock released a message via text. He apologized to his family and children, “for the verbal altercation that brought about this situation.” He said he has, “never put his hands on the mother of my children.” He also the information in the police report was untrue.
Charges were dropped due to the woman choosing not to testify against Brock. According to her lawyer, she initially pled the fifth. When she was offered immunity, she continued to refuse to testify. She was found in contempt and paid a $100 fine. Contempt of court can result in going to jail, but California Code of Civil Procedure 1219 (b) states that, “a court shall not imprison or otherwise confine or place in custody the victim of a sexual assault or domestic violence crime for contempt if the contempt consists of refusing to testify concerning that sexual assault or domestic violence crime.”
Here is Brock’s full statement.