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Former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner arrested on drug charges

Brandon Browner

Brandon Browner’s fall from grace in the NFL was a rather quick one. There’s now new evidence that has come light as for how he possibly went from being a coveted shutdown corner to unemployed in just five seasons.

TMZ Sports reported that Browner was secretly arrested in Los Angeles back in May 25 for possession and being under the influence of cocaine. The site mentioned that the 33-year-old was released hours after his arrest, but had another run-in with the law months later after making alleged criminal threats to a woman.

Browner, who was an original member of Seattle’s Legion of Boom secondary and won two Super Bowl titles with the Seahawks and Patriots, last played in the NFL in 2015. He failed to make the 53-man cut in his supposed return to Seattle during the 2016 offseason.

There was already a sign prior to the May 25 arrest that Brandon Browner has had issues with drug use. In 2013, he was suspended by the league for four games for substance abuse, which held him out of action for the first few weeks as a newly-signed Patriot in 2014. The following year, Browner had his worst season as a member of the Saints, garnering the most penalties by any player in the NFL since the league began tracking penalties in 1999.

This remains a story very much still developing. With details only starting to emerge slowly — as well as only recently — it might be some time before the general public knows the all of what happened with the promising talent’s career.