Brandon Browner had an impressive 5-year stint in the NFL. He was the founding member of the Legion of Doom. This defensive backline was so clinical, that it helped the Seahawks win the Super Bowl. He also played for the New England Patriots, where he also won the Super Bowl.
He is the only player in NFL history to have won 2 championship rings with two different franchises. However, he’ll now be referred to as inmate No. BL7078 at Wasco state prison, California.
Brandon had to plead no contest to a range of charges that include child cruelty, assault, attempted murder and other misdemeanours. His lawyers had introduced a motion to vacate this initial plea. However, an L.A superior court judge rejected this motion.
Now Brandon has to serve five more years to complete his sentence. The earliest we might see him out of prison is 2023 when he’ll be eligible for parole.
How the Trouble Started
According to a 2018 L.A. County incident report, first respondents reported a young woman attempting to escape an apartment. Brandon then dragged her back in, shoving and smothering her face into the carpet. He also threatened to kick her teeth in and to have “dealt with her” before the cops could arrive.
There were two children in the home at the time. This only served to compound the problem as he’s answering for endangering them as well. His former girlfriend hopes that time behind bars will help him with his anger issues.
Brandon’s legal troubles started after his NFL career ended. These include five other criminal charges in 2017. He’s also been charged with violating court orders, possession of illegal substances and misdemeanour assault. A series of plea deals saw him serve one day in jail for the 5 cases. He also served 48 hours of community service and had to take part in anger management and domestic violence classes.