Former Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner sentenced to 8 years in prison

Former Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner

Former Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner

Former New England Patriots cornerback was sentenced to 8 years in prison after pleading no contest to attempted murder and willful child endangerment charges, according to TMZ. The site reported that in exchange for the pleas the robbery, burglary and false imprisonment charges were dropped. 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. He was later arrested and has been in custody since July.

Along with breaking into the home and forcing the victim to stay, Browner allegedly dipped off from the scene before police got there with a Rolex watch worth about $20,000.

The woman's two children were in the apartment when the incident occurred. Browner was arrested and charged with several felonies, including burglary, false imprisonment, and violation of a restraining order.

In June, he pleaded no contest in Los Angeles County Superior Court to misdemeanor charges of battery and cruelty to a child by inflicting injury.

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Brandon Browner is going away for a while. He teamed with Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas to form what quickly became one of the best secondaries in the National Football League, dubbed the Legion of Boom.

Browner, now 34, played for the Seahawks from 2011-13, signing as a free agent prior to the 2011 season after having played previously for Calgary in the CFL.

For such an egregious act, it seems the former Pro Bowler is getting off fairly easy.

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