Former 49ers CB Tramaine Brock charged with punching and strangling girlfriend

Dec 24, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock (center) runs upfield with a first quarter interception followed by cornerback Rashard Robinson (33) and outside linebacker Eli Harold (58) on a pass intended for Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin (not pictured) at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
Vincent Frank
Written by Vincent Frank

The San Francisco 49ers didn’t waste any time releasing starting corner Tramaine Brock when he was arrested for a domestic violence incident back in April. New general manager John Lynch made it clear that this type of behavior would not be accepted.

Despite this, there had been reports that if Brock were cleared of any wrongdoing, he could potentially earn $10 million per season on a free agent contract.

Based on the charges that were filed against the former NFL defensive back, that seems highly unlikely at this point.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney on Tuesday charged Brock with felony domestic violence and misdemeanor child endangerment. The charges claim that Brock punched his then girlfriend in the face and attempted to strangle her to the point where “she later vomited.”

“It takes great courage for victims to come forward,” prosecutor Kalila Spain said, via KTVU in Northern California. “But only with someone coming forward can the violence be interrupted.”

The 28-year-old Brock faces up to five years in prison if convicted.

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Vincent Frank

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