Former NFL Player Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Attacking Ex-Girlfriend at La Verne Apartment

Brandon Browner, a former NFL player, is seen in a booking photo released by La Verne police on July 8, 2018.

Brandon Browner, a former NFL player, is seen in a booking photo released by La Verne police on July 8, 2018.

A former NFL 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.

Brandon Browner, 34, was arrested in July after police say he broke into the La Verne home of his ex-girlfriend and attacked her, at one point dragging her back into the apartment as she tried to escape.

Prosecutors said during the attack, Browner began smothering the woman in a carpet, all while her two children were present.

Browner also allegedly stole a $20,000 Rolex watch, then fled the residence.

He has previously been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and the woman had a restraining order against him, authorities said at the time of his arrest.

He pleaded no contest to felony attempted murder and two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to a child. Along with his prison term, a judge issued a 10-year protective stay-away order for the victims.

Browner is a former NFL cornerback who last played in the league in 2016 with the Seattle Seahawks. He lived in Pomona at the time of the incident.

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