Former Patriots CB Brandon Browner sentenced to 8 years in prison

Former Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner

Former Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner

TMZ reported Tuesday that Brandon Browner - the former defensive back for the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints - was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading no contest for attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend.

Browner, who has been in custody since July, will receive credit for 300 days for good behavior thus far, per TMZ. The police noted once Browner was in the house, he allegedly forced the victim back into her home after she tried to run from the house.

On Tuesday, the 34-year-old Browner pled no contest to one count of attempted murder and two counts of willful child endangerment, while the remaining charges of robbery, burglary and false imprisonment were dropped.

Police said Browner broke into his ex-girlfriend's house and threatened to kill her, as well as stole a watch worth over $20,000.

The woman's two children were in the apartment when the incident occurred.

Prosecutors alleged Browner used "force and violence" against Foster and inflicted "unjustifiable physical pain and mental suffering" against a two-year-old child.

He later was caught, arrested and charged with attempted murder. He was a member of the "Legion of Boom", one of the NFL's best secondaries, along with Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas.

An undrafted free agent after playing at Oregon State, browner spent five seasons in the NFL after a stretch in the Canadian Football League with the Calgary Stampeders.