Prosecutors say former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner has been charged with trying to kill his ex-girlfriend after breaking into her Southern California home.
Browner, who won Super Bowls with the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, was arrested Sunday east of Los Angeles.
Former NFL CB Brandon Browner has been charged by La Verne (Calif.) PD with four felonies — including attempted murder. Very serious stuff. pic.twitter.com/kW3kTW8wsA
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 10, 2018
The L.A. County District Attorney’s Office says the 33-year-old was charged Tuesday with attempted murder, first-degree residential robbery and other counts. It wasn’t immediately clear if he has a lawyer. Arraignment is scheduled for July 30.
Prosecutors say Browner broke into the apartment, chased and dragged the woman and then tried to smother her in a carpet. Prosecutors say he also stole a Rolex watch valued at about $20,000.
Ex-NFL player Brandon Browner Threatened ex-GF After Break-in https://t.co/jdvXi2f6iz
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) July 9, 2018
Browner is from nearby Pomona and played for Oregon State University before signing with the Seahawks in 2011.
He was on the team that won the Super Bowl in the 2013 season, then signed with the Patriots in 2014 and won another Super Bowl. He signed with the New Orleans Saints after that season and played there for a season.
He re-signed with the Seahawks in April 2016 but was released before the season began.