Tramaine Brock Releases Statement on Domestic Violence Allegations

Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistAugust 11, 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 24:  Tramaine Brock #26 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts during the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Free-agent cornerback Tramaine Brock released a statement Friday after his felony domestic violence case was dropped by the Santa Clara District Attorney on Wednesday. 

Brock maintained in the statement, which was relayed to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo in a text message, that the altercation was verbal and that he never put his hands on the mother of his children: 

On Thursday, after the case was thrown out, the lawyer representing Brock's alleged victim released a statement explaining why his client did not testify in court. 

"My client's choice not to testify was voluntary and not dependent upon past or future actions by any part," Alan M. Lagod wrote, per ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio. "She has indicated to me that this was a verbal altercation. She and Mr. Brock look forward to co-parenting their two young children."

According to Garafolo, the case was dismissed because of a lack of evidence.  

Brock was initially charged with felony domestic violence and misdemeanor child endangerment after it was alleged that he punched and attempted to strangle his girlfriend, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Eric Branch

After the charges were dropped, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan reportedly said the team did not have interest in re-signing Brock.