Former Calgary Stampeder Browner sentenced in attempted murder case

Former Calgary Stampeder Browner sentenced in attempted murder case

Former Calgary Stampeder Browner sentenced in attempted murder case

A former National Football League player who admitted to trying to kill his ex-girlfriend in front of her two children was sentenced to eight years in prison on Tuesday.

He pleaded no contest to felony attempted murder and two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to a child.

He was arrested in July after breaking into his ex-girlfriend's apartment, chasing and dragging the woman and then trying to smother her in a carpet, investigators said.

Police said Browner prevented the woman from leaving, dragged her, and attempted to smother her in a vehicle while her two children were present.


According to TMZ, Browner's plea resulted in robbery, burglary and false imprisonment charges being dropped.

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. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison.

Browner, who has been in custody since July, will receive credit for 300 days for good behavior thus far, per TMZ.

According to reports, officers responded to a call at 10:07 a.m. on July 8 related to a man who broke into a home through a locked window. Police said the woman had obtained a restraining order against him. Alongside Darrelle Revis, Browner helped New England defeat his old team in Super Bowl XLIX. In Seattle, he was a member of the "Legion of Boom" defensive backfield, leaving to join the Patriots as a free agent in 2014 for one year.

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