Written by AARON CASTREJON | CityWatch Editor
LOS ANGELES - A former NFL star faces a flurry of charges stemming from a July 8 tirade in La Verne against his ex girlfriend.
Brandon Browner, 33, pleaded not guilty July 30 to one count each ofattempted murder, first-degree residential robbery, first-degree burglary, person present, and false imprisonment. He also faces two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to a child, according to Greg Risling of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Browner is due back in court August 29. His bail is set at $10 million.
Officers responded to a home July 8 after the victim reported her ex-boyfriend forced his way in through a locked window. He physically prevented the victim from fleeing the home, La Verne Police said.
Browner reportedly physically harmed and threatened to kill the victim, taking a $20,000 Rolex watch in the process, La Verne Police said.
A La Verne Police press release provided details of the initial call, but neglected to provide details on a reported pursuit Browner led officers on into Azusa, where he surrendered on the 210 freeway at Azusa Avenue.
Azusa Police Sergeant Jorge Sandoval said officers responded around 3:20 p.m. to assist with blocking traffic during a La Verne Police high-risk traffic stop.
Officer Elizabeth Kravig of the California Highway Patrol said CHP officers also assisted with traffic control.
Browner last played with the New Orleans Saints in 2015. He re-joined the Seattle Seahawks in 2016 as an off-season or practice squad member. He previously played with Seattle from 2011 to 2013.
Browner first joined American football in 2005 when he signed with the Denver Broncos.
Browner has also played for the Calgary Stampeders Canadian Football team and New England Patriots.
Browner is a two-time Super Bowl Champion, winning XLVIII with the Seahawks in 2013 and winning Super Bowl XLIX in 2014 with the Patriots.
If convicted as charged, Browner faces a life sentence in state prison.