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Brandon Browner Reaches Plea Agreement on Attempted Murder Charges

The former Oregon State player pleads no contest, and will spend up to 8 years in prison.

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Today former Oregon State cornerback Brandon Browner has plead no contest to one charge of attempted murder, and two charges of child endangerment. The charges stem from an incident earlier this year when Browner broke into the residence of a woman he had previously had a relationship. He then threatened her and her children before leaving, and was arrested later the same day.

While not the same as a gulty plea, as a no contest plea does not require an admission of guilt, the effect will be largely the same. As part of the plea, additional charges of burglary and false imprisonment have been dropped. Browner was then sentenced to eight years in prison.

Today is the culmination of a long string of legal troubles Browner has had since the end of his NFL career. After winning Super Bowls with the Seahawks and Patriots, Browner last played for the New Orleans Saints in 2015. Since then, he had been arrested for drug possession and domestic battery.