Brandon Browner sentenced to 8 years in prison

Former Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner

Former Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner

The following year he won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots against his former team.

Brandon Browner has pleaded no contest to an attempted murder charge in California, according to TMZ. Browner is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's home where he chased her and allegedly attempted to smother her in a carpet.

According to reports, Ex-NFL player Brandon Browner was arrested this past Sunday (July 8) for a variety of charges that include burglary, false imprisonment, kidnapping, and more.

NBC Los Angeles reports that Browner had a previous relationship with the victim and had previously been arrested for domestic violence and was restrained from the victim, according to police. Browner fled the scene but was later arrested without further incident. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison.

Browner was charged in July for an incident that occurred in La Verne, Calif.

Children were present during the attack, so charges for willful child endangerment were added on top of the attempted murder.

Browner, now 34, played for the Seahawks from 2011-13, signing as a free agent prior to the 2011 season after having played previously for Calgary in the CFL.

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.

For such an egregious act, it seems the former Pro Bowler is getting off fairly easy.

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