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Two-Time Super Bowl Champ Brandon Browner Booked on Kidnapping Charges After Break-in, Cops Say

Former Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner is accused of breaking into a woman's home and holding her against her will.

By Noah Hurowitz

A two-time Superbowl champion broke into the home of a California woman with a restraining order against him and held her against her will, police said.

Brandon Browner, 33, was arrested Sunday after he allegedly snuck into the victim’s home in La Verne through a locked window, according to a statement from the La Verne Police Department.

When the woman tried to run away, Browner — who had a prior relationship with the woman and has previously been arrested for domestic violence — forced her back into the home, assaulted her, and threatened to kill her, police said.

When the victim eventually managed to call police, Browner fled, but not before swiping a $20,000 Rolex, officials said. Police caught up with him in nearby Azusa several hours later, according to NBC Los Angeles.

Police booked Browner on charges of kidnapping, burglary, false imprisonment and violation of a restraining order, the station reported.

Browner, who has not played football since 2015, was considered a key part of the New England Patriots’ 2014 Super Bowl win, according to Fox Sports. He spent four seasons in the NFL, with stints on the Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints, in addition to the Patriots.

In recent years, however, Browner has led a troubled life, with several arrests for domestic violence and cocaine possession, according to TMZ. He was most recently jailed briefly in June for domestic battery and child endangerment, but was released due to jail overcrowding, TMZ reported.

[Photo: La Verne Police Department]