Former Stampeder Brandon Browner sentenced to eight years for attempted murder

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Browner appeared in court where he pleaded no contest to one count of attempted murder and two counts of willful child endangerment and was sentenced to eight years behind bars.

Her two children were present when the alleged abuse occurred.

According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Browner was accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's apartment before chasing and dragging her and then attempting to smother her in a carpet. Four years later, he's been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Per Browner's plea of no contest on the attempted murder charge, prosecutors dropped other charges - including two counts of child endangerment, TMZ reported.

After fleeing the scene, he was arrested and charged. He was initially facing life in prison. He received credit for the 300 days he's spent in custody since his July arrest.

Browner reportedly violated his restraining order that brought by the woman who he previously had a relationship with.

During the incident, Browner was accused of breaking through a locked window and also stealing his former girlfriend's $20,000 Rolex watch.

Browner won Super Bowls with the Seahawks and Patriots. He was a member of the "Legion of Boom", one of the NFL's best secondaries, along with Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas. He was with the Seahawks during their Super Bowl win in February 2014 and was signed to Patriots later that year.