Browner gets eight years after pleading no contest to attempted murder.
Former Pro Bowl defensive back Brandon Browner has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading no contest to attempted murder, according to reports.
Browner, 34, was accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's Southern California home, dragging her and then trying to smother her in a carpet on July 8, while her two children were present. On Tuesday, he pled no contest to one count of attempted murder and two counts of willful child endangerment, according to TMZ. In exchange, the remaining charges of robbery, burglary and false imprisonment were dropped.
According to reports, officers responded to a call at 10:07 a.m. on July 8 related to a man who broke into a home through a locked window. Browner 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 and has remained in jail since July.
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.
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