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Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner was sentenced to eight years in California state prison after pleading guilty to attempted murder, according to a report by TMZ.
Browner faced with multiple charges
Browner, 34, was charged in July for an incident in La Verne, California. The La Verne Police Department news release details charges that include robbery, burglary and false imprisonment felonies as well as two misdemeanor counts of child endangerment.
He is alleged to have broken into an ex-girlfriend’s apartment where he dragged and “smothered her in a carpet” in front of her two children. He allegedly broke a locked window and stole a $20,000 Rolex watch before fleeing the scene. He was later arrested and has been in custody since July.
Browner pleaded no contest to one count of attempted murder and two counts of willful child endangerment, according to TMZ. The site reported that the robbery, burglary and false imprisonment charges were dropped in exchange for the plea.
A founding member of Legion of Boom
Browner signed with the Seahawks in 2011 and played through 2013. 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.
He won a Super Bowl with Seattle after the 2013 season, but did not play due to a groin injury and was later suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The following year he won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots against his former team.
Browner, an Oregon State alum who played in the CFL, spent the 2015 season with the Saints and re-signed with Seattle in spring 2016 only to be cut in August.
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