A former NFL player from the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks was sentenced to eight years in prison on Tuesday after failing to compete against the attempted murder charges.
Brandon Browner, an original member of the Legion of Boom defense force in Seattle, was arrested on July 8 for allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend's home near Los Angeles and threatening to kill her kill, TMZ reported. The police said the woman had obtained a restraining order against him.
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Police said Browner prevented the woman from pulling her, and tried to suffocate her in a car while her two children were present were. Browner then fled with the woman's Rolex watch worth $ 20,000.
Per Browner's request that the charges of attempted murder should not be denied, the prosecution fell on further charges ̵
Browner played for Oregon State University before joining the NFL. He was with the Seahawks during their Super Bowl victory in February 2014 and was later signed by Patriots later this year.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.