Ex-NFL Player Brandon Browner Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

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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.

According to TMZ, Browner appeared in court Tuesday and "pled no contest to 1 count of attempted murder and 2 counts of willful child endangerment" in exchange for having three other charges dropped.

The 34-year-old ex-NFL star was arrested in La Verne, Calif. on July 8 and charged with four felonies, including attempted murder, and two misdemeanors after Browner broke into his ex-girlfriends home through a window and threatened to kill the victim, whom he allegedly smothered in a carpet.

Browner was immediately remanded into custody following his plea. Her two children were present throughout the entire ordeal.

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.

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Brandon Browner is going away for a while.

He won a Super Bowl ring with the New England Patriots in 2014 against his former team, and spent the following year with the Saints.

Browner played just five seasons in the National Football League, but managed to assemble an impressive resume: two Super Bowl championships, one Pro-Bowl appearance and 12 interceptions.

Browner also won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks.

For such an egregious act, it seems the former Pro Bowler is getting off fairly easy.

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