• Former Seahawks' CB Brandon Browner sentenced to 8 years in state prison

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

    Updated:

    LA VERNE, Calif. - 12/4/2018 UPDATE: Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner was sentenced to 8 years in state prison after pleading no contest to one count attempted murder and two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to a child in a negotiated plea agreement, KIRO 7 confirmed with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office on Tuesday.  

    The District Attorney's Office told KIRO 7 that in addition to the sentence, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Bruce F. Marrs issued a 10-year protective stay-away order for the victim and her two children. 

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    Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner was arrested Sunday afternoon near Azusa, California, according to the La Verne Police Department. 

    On Tuesday, the LA County District Attorney's Office charged Browner with attempted murder, first-degree residential robbery, and other charges. 

    Brandon Browner Background 

    Browner, a Los Angeles native, played college football at Oregon State. After going undrafted in 2005, Browner spent the 2005 NFL season on Injured-Reserve with the Denver Broncos. 

    From 2007-2011, Browner played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League. 

    In 2011, Browner returned to the NFL and signed with the Seattle Seahawks. Browner started 36 games for the Seahawks from 2011-2013. 

    Browner left Seattle to join the New England Patriots, where he won Super Bowl XLIX over the Seattle Seahawks.

    In 2015, Browner joined the New Orleans Saints where he started 16 games at cornerback. 

    Browner signed a one-year deal to return to Seattle in April of 2016, but he was released during training camp. 

    Details on Brandon Browner's arrest

    The La Verne Police Department says officers originally responded to reports of a male who broke into a residence through a locked window Sunday morning. 

    The 33-year-old Browner was identified as the suspect, and police say he fled the scene before officers arrived. 

    "The investigation determined Browner physically forced the victim back into her residence when she attempted to flee. He then physically harmed and made threats to kill the victim while in the residence," according to the La Verne Police Department. 

    Police also said Browner took a Rolex watch, valued at approximately $20,000 from the victim, before fleeing the residence. 

    According to the La Verne Police Department Browner was located within hours of the incident, and was taken into custody without further incident. 

    Browner is currently being held at the La Verne Police Department. 

    KIRO 7 will continue to update this story as more information becomes available. 


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