TMZ Sports reports that former Seahawks CB Brandon Browner has been sentenced to eight years in state prison after pleading no contest to one count of attempted murder and two counts of willful child endangerment.
In exchange, Browner got the remaining charges (robbery, burglary and false imprisonment) dropped for his plea.
Browner was accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment back in July and allegedly chased her, dragged her and then smothered her in a carpet while were children were present. Beyond that, Browner is accused of stealing the woman’s Rolex watch.
Browner fled the residence before later being arrested and charged with attempted murder.
Browner, 34, originally signed on with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon State back in 2005. He later played four years in the CFL before signing on with the Seahawks in 2011.
Browner left Seattle for a deal with the Patriots, but spent just one season in New England. After a failed experiment with the Saints, Browner returned to the Seahawks in April of 2016 but was cut loose at the start of the season.
In 2015, Browner appeared in all 16 games and recorded 76 tackles, one interception, a fumble recovery and 10 pass defenses for the Saints. Pro Football Focus rated him as No. 111 cornerback out of 111 qualifying players in 2015.