Ex-Patriot Brandon Browner Reportedly Gets Eight Years In Attempted Murder Case

Brandon Browner

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According to TMZ, Browner was sentenced to eight years in jail after he pleaded no contest to attempted murder.

Browner, 34, was accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's La Verne, Calif., apartment in July, chasing and dragging her around before smothering her in a carpet.

Browner reportedly violated his restraining order that brought by the woman who he previously had a relationship with.

Those charges stemmed from an incident in Pomona, California, on May 6 involving Browner and Marin Foster, the mother of two of his children. The former New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints star also stole the woman's Rolex watch before fleeing the scene. He was initially facing life in prison. In exchange, the remaining charges (robbery, burglary and false imprisonment) were dropped, according to TMZ.

After a stint in the CFL, Browner rose to National Football League prominence as a member of the Seattle Seahawks' "Legion of Boom" defense from 2011-2013.

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

NBC Los Angeles noted Browner was caught after officers from the La Verne Police Department responded to a call at 10 am saying a man broke into a house via a locked window.

He was voted to the Pro Bowl in 2011 and was an original member of Seattle's Legion of Boom defense.

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