According to a report from TMZ, former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner has been given an eight-year prison sentence after pleading no contest to charges of attempted murder. Browner reportedly got 300 days credit for good behavior during time served for this court case.
The Associated Press has also since confirmed through prosecutors that Browner also pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to a child. In exchange, the other charges of robbery, burglary and false imprisonment were dropped.
All of those charges stem from a July incident, when Browner was arrested after allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home, assaulting her by dragging her before smothering her in a carpet. The woman’s two children were present in the home. La Verne (CA) police also said that Browner also allegedly stole a Rolex watch at the home, fled the scene before authorities arrived, only to be arrested hours later.
Browner was an original member of Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” secondary, starting at right cornerback from 2011-2013 before signing with the New England Patriots in 2014. He then signed with the New Orleans Saints in 2015, performed poorly, and was released at the end of the season. Seattle briefly brought Browner back during the 2016 preseason, but he was released before the start of the regular season, and hasn’t been signed by any NFL team since then.
The 34-year-old has had multiple arrests dating back to last year. In May 2018, he was arrested on domestic battery and child endangerment charges, felony charges of making criminal threats to a woman in September 2017, and in May 2017 was arrested on a cocaine possession charge.
Browner has since been ordered by the judge to stay away from the victim and her two children for ten years.