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Sports briefs: Arrest warrant for 49er Brooks filed in error

Published July 3, 2013 10:17 pm

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NFL • The Santa Clara District Attorney's Office erroneously filed an arrest warrant for 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks after allegations that he repeatedly hit a teammate on the head with a beer bottle, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

The district attorney's office is still investigating the incident and will decide next week whether or not to bring charges, Assistant District Attorney Karyn Sinunu-Towery said. She said there is no outstanding arrest warrant.

According to police, Brooks hit teammate Lamar Divens with the bottle three times and then punched him in the face during an early morning argument on June 8.

Saints' Payton to caddie PGA event

Golf • New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is carrying the bag of good friend and PGA Tour player Ryan Palmer in this week's Greenbrier Classic at White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.

Payton says he was planning to spend a week relaxing at The Greenbrier resort. One thing led to another, and Payton ended up agreeing to help Palmer, who gave his regular caddie the week off.

Meyer denies busting ex-assistant

College football • Urban Meyer, currently the head coach at Ohio State, denied any role in reporting Florida assistant coach Brian White to the NCAA for secondary recruiting violations in the pursuit of a heralded high school prospect. A FoxSports.com report Wednesday said Meyer and Ohio State turned in White, a former Meyer assistant, for allegedly contacting coveted Brooklyn, N.Y., running back/receiver/defensive back Curtis Samuel during a mandatory non-contact period.

From wire reports