49ers release Tramaine Brock after arrest for suspicion of felony domestic violence

by Washington Post Sports

Tramaine Brock had one interception last year for the 49ers. (Rick Scuteri/Associated Press)

The 49ers moved quickly Friday to part ways with a player who had just been arrested, releasing starting cornerback Tramaine Brock less than a day after he was taken into custody on suspicion of felony domestic violence.

Police were called to a home in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday night on a report of a domestic incident. They reportedly found Brock’s girlfriend, the mother of his two children, with “visible injuries,” including marks around her neck (per NBC Bay Area).

Brock, 28, was taken to a county jail and released Friday after posting a $50,000 bail. “I really got nothing to say about it,” he told reporters, while wearing a 49ers cap, after leaving jail.


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The woman involved, who police described as being “in a dating relationship” with Brock, suffered minor injuries and did not require medical attention, according to a police spokesman (via the San Jose Mercury News). The woman was the one who called police, said the spokesman, who added that Brock had not been the subject of any previous Santa Clara police investigations.

Brock joined San Francisco as an undrafted free agent in 2010 and was one of the team’s longest-tenured players. He started all but one game over the past two seasons and was set to make $3.1 million in the final season of a four-year, $14 million contract extension.

After being criticized for sticking with players such as Aldon Smith and Ray McDonald through multiple arrests, the 49ers were less tolerant last year of tight end Bruce Miller, who was released a day after allegedly punching a 70-year-old man while intoxicated. Although the 49ers lead the NFL with 15 player arrests since 2012, Brock’s was the first such incident since the team hired John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan as its general manager and head coach, respectively.

“Our intentions, no matter what it is, is to do things the right way, to commit to the right people, to work extremely hard and make the right football decisions,” Shanahan said at his introductory news conference (via ESPN). “You don’t always make the right decisions, but I can promise you guys we’re going to do everything we can to do that.

“We’re going to hold people accountable. We’re going to do it the right way.”

An NFL spokesman said that Brock’s arrest “will be reviewed” under the league’s personal-conduct policy. The cornerback could face a suspension and/or a fine.

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