Browner is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's home where he chased her and allegedly attempted to smother her in a carpet.
It escalated, police said, with Browner physically harming and threatening to kill the woman, who he was previously in a relationship with.
Browner was also accused of stealing the woman's Rolex watch.
Browner was arrested within hours of the incident in La Verne, which is about 30 miles east of Los Angeles.
According to TMZ, Browner was sentenced to eight years in jail after he pleaded no contest to attempted murder. Her two children were reportedly present at the time of the alleged incident.
Two-time Super Bowl winning cornerback Brandon Browner has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to an attempted murder charge stemming from an altercation with his ex-girlfriend.
According to reports, Ex-NFL player Brandon Browner was arrested this past Sunday (July 8) for a variety of charges that include burglary, false imprisonment, kidnapping, and more.
Browner was immediately remanded into custody following his plea.
After fleeing the scene, he was arrested and charged. He then signed with the Patriots as a free agent.
The former National Football League player was a two-time Super Bowl champion and original member of the Legion of Boom with the Seahawks.
Browner played four seasons with Calgary from 2007 to 2011, registering 12 interceptions while being named a three-time CFL all-star.