San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks pulled himself from Sunday's 16-10 win over the New York Giants, according to multiple reports.
Brooks was reportedly unhappy with his reduced role after fellow linebacker Aldon Smith returned to the lineup and decided to sit on the bench in protest.
"We're working through something," 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters following the game.
In the locker room, Brooks declined to comment on the situation, saying, "I'm not taking questions today, maybe later in the week."
Confirming Harbaugh's assessment, he added, "Yeah, we're working through something."
While the situation between Harbaugh and Brooks appears acrimonious, Harbaugh indicated the team would be sticking with the second team All-Pro. "We need Ahmad Brooks to win a championship," Harbaugh said.