Ex-Seahawks player Brandon Browner sentenced to 8 years for attempted murder

Brandon Browner was arrested in July for allegedly breaking into the Southern California home of his ex-girlfriend and threatening to kill her

Former Patriots CB Brandon Browner sentenced to 8 years in prison (Report)

A former National Football League player who admitted to trying to kill his ex-girlfriend in front of her two children was sentenced to eight years in prison on Tuesday. The La Verne Police Department news release details charges that include robbery, burglary and false imprisonment felonies as well as two misdemeanor counts of child endangerment.

Brandon Browner was arrested in July for allegedly breaking into the Southern California home of his ex-girlfriend and threatening to kill her.

Browner's ordeal made headlines this past summer after word spread of him breaking into his ex-girlfriend's home where he chased her and attempted to smother her in a carpet. He was later arrested and has been in custody since July.

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On Tuesday he was sentenced to eight years in prison for those charges, according to TMZ Sports. The former New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints star also stole the woman's Rolex watch before fleeing the scene.

NBC Los Angeles reports that Browner had a previous relationship with the victim and had previously been arrested for domestic violence and was restrained from the victim, according to police. In Seattle, he was a member of the "Legion of Boom" defensive backfield, leaving to join the Patriots as a free agent in 2014 for one year.

Browner played four seasons with Calgary from 2007 to 2011, registering 12 interceptions while being named a three-time CFL all-star.

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