Former Seahawks Star Brandon Browner Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison

Brandon Browner a former NFL player is seen in a booking

Brandon Browner a former NFL player is seen in a booking

Former Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner was sentenced to eight years in a state prison on Tuesday after pleading no contest to an attempted murder murder charge, TMZ Sports reports.

Browner, 34, was accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's Southern California home, dragging her and then trying to smother her in a carpet on July 8, while her two children were present.

It escalated, police said, with Browner physically harming and threatening to kill the woman, who he was previously in a relationship with. His robbery, burglary and false imprisonment chargers consequently were dropped in a plea deal. TMZ further reported that Browner was immediately remanded into custody during the hearing and is back behind bars, receiving credit for 300 days for good behavior during the time he's spent behind bars so far. He allegedly broke a locked window and stole a $20,000 Rolex watch before fleeing the scene.

Prosecutors alleged Browner used "force and violence" against Foster and inflicted "unjustifiable physical pain and mental suffering" against a two-year-old child.

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Browner played five seasons in the National Football League, spending time with the Seahawks, where he was a member of the original Legion of Boom, Patriots and Saints.

He later was caught, arrested and charged with attempted murder. The former Super Bowl champion has also been arrested for child endangerment as well as possession of cocaine in the past two years.

He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2011.

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