Former Stampeder Brandon Browner sentenced to eight years for attempted murder

Ross Houston
December 5, 2018

TMZ reported Tuesday that Brandon Browner - the former defensive back for the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints - was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading no contest for attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend. Four years later, he's been sentenced to eight years in prison.

He is alleged to have broken into an ex-girlfriend's apartment where he dragged and "smothered her in a carpet" in front of her two children. His robbery, burglary and false imprisonment chargers consequently were dropped in a plea deal.

Brandon Browner finds himself in even deeper, murkier waters after an attempted murder charge was tacked onto his other charges stemming from his July 8 arrest. According to a release from the La Verne Police Department, he threatened the victim and took a Rolex watch worth approximately $20,000.


In the past two years, he has been arrested on suspicion of domestic battery, child endangerment and possessing cocaine.

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 All-Pro cornerback, who won Super Bowls with the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots, has been in trouble with the law several times.


Browner was arrested within hours of the incident in La Verne, which is about 30 miles east of Los Angeles. The police noted once Browner was in the house, he allegedly forced the victim back into her home after she tried to run from the house.

Browner signed with the Seahawks in 2011 and played through 2013.


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