Brandon Browner used to be a divisive figure with the Seahawks on the field. But off the field is where he has his issues recently.
Brandon Browner, former Seahawks cornerback, was arrested on Sunday. This was just the latest in a string of incidents one of the founding members of the Legion of Boom has had. On Sunday, Browner was accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s house in Azusa, California, threatening to kill her and then stealing a watch valued at $20,000.
In the past calendar year, Browner has been arrested for several different things. On May 6th he was arrested for battery and child endangerment and pleaded no contest to the charges. Last September he was arrested for making criminal threats to a woman. And last October Browner was arrested for cocaine possession.
Maybe this is just an example of a professional football player going bad. Or possibly this will be blamed as CTE taking another victim and affecting one’s logical facilities. No matter what, Browner’s life is getting more complicated and he is becoming less valued as a human being. There are no excuses here. Browner needs to do better.
As a rookie with the Seahawks in 2011, Browner had six interceptions and returned two of them for touchdowns. Browner eventually teamed with Richard Sherman to form one of the best outside cornerback duos in the NFL.
Browner, though, failed drug tests and was suspended multiple times, including part of every year from 2012-14. The cornerback left Seattle to play for the New England Patriots in 2014 and the New Orleans Saints in 2015. 2015 was the last year Browner played in the NFL.