Ex-NFL Star Sentenced to 8 Years for Attempted Murder

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According to the celebrity news outlet TMZ, Ex-NFL star cornerback and former Super Bowl champion Brandon Browner was officially sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading no contest to an attempted murder charge.

Browner was also booked with two different counts of willful child endangerment. In exchange for a plea deal, other charges that included robbery were eventually dropped.

Brandon Browner, an original member of Seattle's “Legion of Boom” defensive unit, was arrested July 8th for allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home near Los Angeles and threatening to kill her, TMZ reported. Police said the woman had obtained a restraining order against him.

Police reports state that Browner broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment, where he chased her around until he eventually tackled her and dragged her around her own home.

Browner eventually tried to smother his ex-girlfriend in front of her two children. The former NFL star was also accused of stealing the women’s Rolex watch before fleeing the scene on foot. The Rolex watch was valued at $20,000.

Brandon Browner played his college football for Oregon State University before being drafted into the NFL. Browner is a former Seattle Seahawk, winning a Super Bowl with them in 2014. He was then traded the next year to the New England Patriots, winning another Super Bowl ring in 2015.