Ex-NFL Player Brandon Browner Charged with Attempted Murder, More

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistJuly 10, 2018

New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner (39) cheers after the Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks to win the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Former NFL defensive back Brandon Browner was charged with attempted murder along with five other charges Tuesday.

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com shared a press release from the La Verne Police Department in La Verne, California, which stated Browner was charged with four felonies and two misdemeanors:

Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

Former NFL CB Brandon Browner has been charged by La Verne (Calif.) PD with four felonies — including attempted murder. Very serious stuff. https://t.co/kW3kTW8wsA

In addition to attempted murder, the charges are robbery, burglary, false imprisonment and two counts of child endangerment. He was arraigned at the Pomona Superior Court on Tuesday.

According to TMZ Sports, officials said Browner broke into the apartment of a former girlfriend Sunday and chased and dragged her before smothering her in a carpet while her children were present. The report noted he faces a potential life sentence if convicted.

This comes after Joe Studley and Shahan Ahmed of NBC Los Angeles reported Browner was arrested Sunday on charges that included kidnapping for allegedly breaking in before he "physically forced the victim back into her residence when she attempted to flee."

He allegedly stole a Rolex watch valued at $20,000 and fled before police arrived.

Studley and Ahmed cited police who said Browner was previously arrested for domestic violence and was required to stay away from the woman involved.

Browner played college football at Oregon State and appeared in NFL games for the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints. He won two Super Bowls in his career and also played in the CFL.