Ex-CB Browner reportedly gets 8 years in prison

Former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner, best known as a member of Seattle's Legion of Boom, was sentenced to eight years in California state prison after pleading no contest to attempted murder, TMZ reported Tuesday.

The 34-year-old former Pro Bowl selection was originally charged with attempted murder, first-degree residential robbery, first-degree burglary (person present) and false imprisonment, as well as two misdemeanor counts of child endangerment.

He was facing a possible life sentence.

According to TMZ, Browner pleaded no contest to the attempted murder and two child endangerment charges in exchange for the remaining charges being dropped. He was immediately remanded into custody and is currently behind bars, the outlet reported.

On July 8, police in La Verne, Calif., answered a report that a man had broken 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 and, per TMZ, smothered her in a carpet.

The police report said that Browner physically harmed the woman and threatened to kill her. According to police, Browner fled the scene before police arrived, and he also was accused of taking a Rolex watch valued at $20,000 from the victim.

He was arrested later that afternoon in Azusa, Calif., without incident.

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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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An undrafted free agent after playing at Oregon State, Browner played five seasons in the NFL, with the Seahawks from 2011-13 and one season apiece with the New England Patriots (2014) and the New Orleans Saints (2015). He was selected for the Pro Bowl in 2011.

He won Super Bowl championships with Seattle and New England.

Browner also played in the Canadian Football League with the Calgary Stampeders before making an NFL roster.

--Field Level Media

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