Ex-Seahawk Brandon Browner sentenced to 8 years in attempted murder case

Ex-Seahawk Brandon Browner sentenced to 8 years in attempted murder case

The charges stemmed from a July incident in California where Browner allegedly broke into the apartment of his ex-girlfriend and assaulted her. The police report stated that Browner "chased the victim, dragged her and then smothered her in a carpet".

Reports at the time indicated that Browner "allegedly physically harmed and made threats to kill the victim inside the residence" and stole a $200,000 Rolex watch.

Brandon Browner's mug shot from the La Verne (Calif.) Police Department.

In the past two years, he has been arrested on suspicion of domestic battery, child endangerment and possessing cocaine.

Former New England Patriots cornerback was sentenced to 8 years in prison after pleading no contest to attempted murder and willful child endangerment charges, according to TMZ.

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He has been in custody since his arrest in July, and received credit for 300 days for good behavior, TMZ reported.

Brandon Browner is going away for a while. Browner fled the scene but was later arrested without further incident.

Browner, now 34, played for the Seahawks from 2011-13, signing as a free agent prior to the 2011 season after having played previously for Calgary in the CFL. He was a member of the "Legion of Boom", one of the NFL's best secondaries, along with Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas.

After one season in New England, Browner played one season with the New Orleans Saints in 2015.

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