By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner was sentenced to eight years in prison on Tuesday, according to TMZ Sports. He pled no contest to attempted murder.
The 34-year-old Sylmar, California native played for the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints in his career. He also was a member of the Seahawks’ Legion of Boom defense.
Browner allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment in La Verne, California on July 8th. He allegedly chased her, dragged her and then smothered her in a carpet, according to the TMZ story.
His ex-girlfriend’s children were present when this incident happened. In addition, he allegedly stole a Rolex watch that belonged to her.
Following the incident, he fled, but was later arrested. He was charged with attempted murder and, at the time, faced life in prison.
When he was in court, he pled no contest to the one count of attempted murder. He also pled no contest to two counts of willful child endangerment.
He did; however, have several charges dropped, including robbery, burglary, and false imprisonment.
Browner received 300 days for good behavior. He’s been in custody since July when he was inititally arrested.
As an NFL player over five seasons, he started 61 games. He had 225 tackles, including four tackles for a loss. He also had 12 interceptions with two returned for touchdowns, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.