The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office indicted ex-Seattle Seahawks and Oregon State cornerback Brandon Browner on four felony charges on Tuesday, including attempted murder.
Officers responded to a home in La Verne, California, on Sunday morning after a report was received from a caller about a man who was trying to break through a locked window. Browner, 33, allegedly assaulted the woman — an ex-girlfriend who had a restraining order against Browner after a past domestic violence incident — and threatened to kill her, according to La Verne police. Prosecutors also said he tried to cover her in a carpet.
Browner, who ran from the scene with a Rolex watch valued at about $20,000, was arrested by police hours later.
Along with the attempted murder charge, Browner faces felony robbery, burglary and false imprisonment charges and two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to a child. According to a statement from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, Browner faces a possible maximum sentence of life in prison.
Browner, whose bail was set at $10 million, made an initial court appearance on Tuesday. His arraignment was continued to July 30.
Browner has not played in the NFL since his second run with the Seahawks was stopped when the team released him before the 2016 season.