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

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

Former National Football League cornerback Brandon Browner received his punishment of eight years in prison after pleading no contest to attempted murder, according to TMZ.

According to TMZ, a judge sentenced Browner to eight years in a state prison.

Browner was arrested and charged with attempted murder in July when he was accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's apartment, chasing her down, dragging her and attempting to smother her in the carpet.

It escalated, police said, with Browner physically harming and threatening to kill the woman, who he was previously in a relationship with.

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Browner, a native of Sylmar in Southern California's San Fernando Valley, was arrested on drug charges in October and for allegedly making criminal threats in September. Her two children were present when the alleged abuse occurred. The former Super Bowl champion has also been arrested for child endangerment as well as possession of cocaine in the past two years. He then fled the residence while stealing a Rolex watch. He had spent three seasons as a member of the Legion of Boom in Seattle prior to that, and he played one season in New Orleans after leaving the Patriots.

Brandon Browner's mug shot from the La Verne (Calif.) Police Department. The police noted once Browner was in the house, he allegedly forced the victim back into her home after she tried to run from the house.

Browner won Super Bowls with the Seahawks and Patriots.

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