Ex-NFL CB Browner accused of kidnapping

Brandon Browner, a former All-Pro cornerback who won Super Bowls with the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots, was arrested Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles County and faces a litany of charges, including kidnapping, burglary, false imprisonment and violation of a restraining order.

La Verne (Calif.) Police officers answered a report at about 10 a.m. Sunday after they were told a man broke into a home through a locked window. The caller identified the man as Browner and said she tried to flee, but that he physically forced her back into her residence.

It escalated, police said, with Browner, 33, physically harming and threatening to kill her. Browner, who took off before police arrived, is also accused of taking a Rolex watch valued at $20,000 from the victim before leaving the scene, police said.

Police arrested him Sunday afternoon in Azusa, Calif., without further incident.

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Browner has been in trouble with the law several times. In the past two years, he has been arrested on suspicion of domestic battery, child endangerment and possessing cocaine.

In June, he pleaded no contest in Los Angeles County Superior Court to misdemeanor charges of battery and cruelty to a child by inflicting injury. Those charges stemmed from an incident in Pomona, Calif., on May 6 involving Browner and Marin Foster, the mother of two of his children.

Prosecutors alleged Browner used "force and violence" against Foster and inflicted "unjustifiable physical pain and mental suffering" against a 2-year-old child.

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RENTON, WA- CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, Brandon Browner of the Seattle Seahawks poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Renton, Washington. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH - SEPTEMBER 18: Cornerback Brandon Browner #39 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on from the field during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on September 18, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Seahawks 24-0. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
SEATTLE - DECEMBER 01: Cornerback Brandon Browner #39 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after making an interception against the Philadelphia Eagles at CenturyLink Field on December 1, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Eagles 34-14. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JUNE 12: New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner during the team's organized team activities. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
GREEN BAY - AUGUST 23: Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 and teammate cornerback Brandon Browner #39 of the Seattle Seahawks indicate a turnover during a replay at the NFL preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, August 23, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Tom Dahlin/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 26: Brandon Browner #39 of the New England Patriots reacts during the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at Gillette Stadium on October 26, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - DECEMBER 14: Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner is standing on his head after breaking up a first quarter pass attempt to Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline (not pictured) in the first quarter. The New England Patriots hosted the Miami Dolphins in a regular season NFL game at Gillette Stadium. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 25: Brandon Browner #39 of the New Orleans Saints looks on against the Indianapolis Colts during a game at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 25, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Saints defeated the Colts 27-21. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01: Brandon Browner #39 of the New England Patriots celebrates late in the game against the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
September 27, 2015: Carolina Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn (19) and New Orleans Saints cornerback Brandon Browner (39) look for the Cam Newton pass in the second half between the New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. Panthers win over the Saints 27-22. (Photo by Jim Dedmon/Icon Sportswire). (Photo by Jim Dedmon/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
November 29, 2015: New Orleans Saints Cornerback Brandon Browner (39) during the Saints at Texans game at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ken Murray/ICON Sportswire) (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
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Browner, a native of Sylmar in Southern California's San Fernando Valley, was arrested on drug charges in October and for allegedly making criminal threats in September.

Browner, an undrafted free agent after playing at Oregon State, spent five seasons in the NFL, with the Seahawks from 2011-13, as an early part of Seattle's Legion of Boom defense, and single seasons with the Patriots (2014) and the New Orleans Saints (2015). He was selected for the Pro Bowl in 2011.

He also spent time in the Canadian Football League with the Calgary Stampeders before reaching the NFL.

--Field Level Media

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