Tramaine Brock, a former defensive back for the San Francisco 49ers, has been charged with felony domestic violence and child endangerment following an incident with his girlfriend in April, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.
The 28-year-old was arraigned in a San Jose courtroom Tuesday afternoon. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison for allegedly punching his girlfriend and trying to strangle her on multiple occassions, including one instance in which the she was holding their 1-year-old child, according to the district attorney's office.
“It takes great courage for victims to come forward," prosecutor Kalila Spain said in a statement. "But only with someone coming forward can the violence be interrupted.”
Brock appeared in court in a gray suit and declined to comment on the case. He is scheduled to enter a plea on July 3.
A no-contact protective order granted today by Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Nora Klippen will prevent Brock from contacting or coming within 300 yards of his girlfriend other than to allow for child visitation, depending on family court orders.
Bay City News contributed to this report.
The protective order is set to expire on June 6, 2020.