LA VERNE, California — A former NFL player was arrested after police said he broke into his ex’s La Verne home and threatened to kill her.
According to the Police Department, 33-year-old Brandon Browner of Pomona broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home through a locked window.
When Browner’s ex-girlfriend tried to flee, Browner physically forced her back into her home, according to the investigators. Then he physically harmed her and threatened to kill, police said.
He then stole a Rolex watch valued at $20,000 before he fled the scene. Police eventually tracked him down, locking him up.
Police said that Browner was previously arrested for domestic violence of the same former partner. The victim had a restraining order against him. On top of that, Browner was under probation for a previous incident.
Police tracked down Browner within hours of the incident and took him into custody without further incident. He was booked at the La Verne Police Department for felony charges. Those charges will likely put the former footballer away for quite some time.
Man is Former NFL Player
Browner played college football for Oregon State in the early 2000s. After going undrafted, he bounced around the league a bit before signing with the Seattle Seahawks in 2011 and sticking. He later played for the New England Patriots when they won the Super Bowl in 2015.
However, Browner hasn’t played in the league since 2015. He joined the Seahawks for part of the 2016 preseason, but they released him before the season. Since then, Browner’s presence in the media has been due to a variety of arrests. Those arrests include other instances of threatening behavior, cocaine possession, and battery. The last of those charges netted him three years of probation. That means that he is very likely to go to jail for quite some time for this offense.