Former Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner reportedly sentenced to 8 years in attempted murder case

The 34-year-old helped the Patriots win Super Bowl XLIX.

Brandon Browner after Super Bowl XLIX.
Brandon Browner after Super Bowl XLIX. –David Goldman/AP

Former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading no contest in his attempted murder case, according to a report from TMZ.

Browner, 34, pleaded no contest to one count of attempted murder, as well as two counts of willful child endangerment, according to the report. The charges stemmed from a July incident in California where Browner allegedly broke into the apartment of his ex-girlfriend and assaulted her. Her two children were present.

After fleeing the scene, he was arrested and charged. He has been given credit for 300 days served for good behavior in the time that he’s already spent behind bars since his initial arrest in July, TMZ reports.


Browner won Super Bowls with the Seahawks and Patriots. 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. Alongside Darrelle Revis, Browner helped New England defeat his old team in Super Bowl XLIX. He was involved in the famous play that resulted in Malcolm Butler’s game-saving interception.