Browner charged with trying to kill his ex-girlfriend.
Former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner has reportedly been charged with attempted murder, after breaking into his ex-girlfriend's Southern California home, dragging her and then trying to smother her in a carpet. According to ESPN, Browner was arrested Sunday east of Los Angeles and charged with first-degree residential robbery, kidnapping, violation of a restraining order and other counts, in addition to attempted murder.
According to reports, officers responded to a call at 10:07 a.m. on Sunday morning related to a man who broke into a home through a locked window. Browner, 33, was identified as the intruder and allegedly physically forced his ex-girlfriend back into the home when she attempted to escape. After allegedly threatening to kill the victim inside her residence, Browner reportedly stole a $20,000 Rolex and fled the scene before police arrived, but was ultimately detained later that afternoon.
NBC Los Angeles reports that Browner had a previous relationship with the victim and had previously been arrested for domestic violence and was restrained from the victim, according to police. The former Super Bowl champion has also been arrested for child endangerment as well as possession of cocaine in the past two years.
Browner is best known for his three seasons as a member of Seattle's Legion of Boom. He won a Super Bowl ring with the New England Patriots in 2014 against his former team, and spent the following year with the Saints. He re-signed with the Seahawks in April 2016, but has not played in the NFL since the 2015 season.