Former Stampeder Brandon Browner arrested on kidnapping charges

Former Calgary Stampeder Brandon Browner has been arrested in Arizona on criminal charges that include kidnapping, burglary, false imprisonment and violation of a restraining order.

According to a report from the NBC affiliate in Los Angeles, Browner broke into a home through a locked window and “allegedly physically forced the victim back into her residence when she attempted to flee.”

He physically assaulted and threatened to kill the victim, then fled before police arrived. Browner also allegedly stole a Rolex watch valued at $20,000. Browner had a previous relationship with the victim, had been arrested for domestic violence and was the subject of a restraining order. He was charged last September for making threats against a woman.

He was also convicted in May after being arrested on battery and child endangerment charges and spent two days in jail.

The 33-year-old Browner played four seasons with Calgary from 2007 to 2011, registering 12 interceptions while being named a three-time CFL all-star. He was also a member of Calgary’s 2008 Grey Cup-winning team.

He then spent three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL before spending a year with both the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints. He played in 61 career regular-season games with 12 interceptions winning two Super Bowl championships and a Pro Bowl selection.

Browner last NFL action came in 2016 when he was released by Seattle during the pre-season.


118 Comments on Former Stampeder Brandon Browner arrested on kidnapping charges

  1. Huffs dentist // July 8, 2018 at 9:49 pm //

    Another member of the infamous Calgary family hey

  2. diggsnwt // July 8, 2018 at 9:57 pm //

    This crime spree cannot be attributed to his being a Stampeder at one time, so why even bother going there?

    • Huffs dentist // July 8, 2018 at 10:03 pm //

      What do you think would be said if this was a former Rider?

      • ARSE 51 and ManyHandles MUST be BANNED // July 9, 2018 at 12:08 am //

        Don’t know WHAT but I do know that this thread would have been 400 posts long already and 200 of them AT LEAST would have been ‘You-Know-Who’

  3. Former Rider fan. // July 8, 2018 at 10:01 pm //

    Chris Jones needs a cornerback.

  4. Blue canoe // July 8, 2018 at 10:10 pm //

    Geesh. Not good. What’s going on with football players? My god

    • It’s not the football player the common denominator is 85% of the time is the demographics of the player ..the problem is no one wants to go there.

  5. Chris AB // July 8, 2018 at 10:18 pm //

    Calgary always finds the good character guys….when I was a radio DJ we had a terminally ill kid in studio….I asked Bo Levi if he would call in for literally one minute to say hi to the kid (we’d been previously chatting on FB) ….he saw and ignored the message….Ricky Ray called in instead

    • Stampeding // July 8, 2018 at 10:40 pm //

      Yeah? so who are you and what station???
      Bo does mega charity work in the city

      • McMahon is a Mess. // July 8, 2018 at 11:17 pm //

        I knew that was the M.O. of Bo Levi. It takes a class guy like RRay to cover for Bo. The guy’s true character is coming out, just like lots of other stamp players, current or ex. The only person trying to cover for him is stampeding and no way can he cover for Bo now that he has been exposed on the radio. Next thing we will see stampeding try to cover this up by saying it was made up. Ha ha ha ha

  6. Unbelievable! But not a surprise

  7. Wow, so Brandon Browner commits a crime nearly a decade after his stamp days! Who cares
    Chris Jones signs players who knowingly commit crimes PRIOR to signing.

    • This has absolutely nothing to do with Jones. Stay on topic Jerry.

    • True Green // July 8, 2018 at 10:55 pm //

      I’ll bet he was just a little angel while he was with Calgary.

      • Its no more fair for you to speculate on that then it is for me to on any current or former rider player

        • True Green // July 8, 2018 at 11:57 pm //

          Agreed. And it has nothing to do with what team they play on. Point is, most people have skeletons in the past or are capable of making future mistakes.

          So instead of blaming other teams for the mistakes of their players, why don’t you remember the mistakes the players for your team have made. Past current or future.

          • Good comment. But the answer is because he looks at things through a one way mirror. Always watching the green and white, never the stamps.

  8. Another one

  9. Stay on topic everyone. This is quite the serious crime

  10. Rider4life // July 8, 2018 at 10:47 pm //

    Come on stampeding lol you got the worst criminal in Calgary right now your buddy Trudeau lmao. You always say Calgary does wrong just out riders do. Well that’s what 2 or 3 now in the news of Calgary players or former players from Calgary with criminal charges now I think your stamps ahead of all CFL teams now lol.

  11. True Green // July 8, 2018 at 10:53 pm //

    Jerry, don’t worry! No one in their right mind would accuse an organization for the actions of a player. I mean come on, how absolutely stupid would that be? No one would do that now would they?

    • He’s not a player. He’s a former player from long ago.

      • True Green // July 9, 2018 at 12:00 am //

        You completely missed my point. Let me spell it out for you. You’re the only @sshole that would accuse an organization for the actions of a player. Whether it’s past current or future makes no difference. If social media and team/player scrutiny was the same ten years ago as it is today can you imagine the things we’d have known then?

        • what are you talking about? When have I blamed an organization for the actions of the player?

          • Nik from Smuts // July 9, 2018 at 2:16 pm //

            are you for real stampeding!!! You do it all the time. You must have mental issues because you abuse the riders, their coaches and their fans and then when someone calls you on it you say….WHO ME!! WHEN HAVE I EVER DONE THAT?? I sure hope this is all a facade with what you do on here because if it is real, you need some mental help!!! Every day someone is calling you on things and yet, you fail to remember any of it!! What a basket case.

  12. Best CFL FAN // July 8, 2018 at 11:04 pm //

    Chronic traumatic encephalopathy

  13. MR. Green // July 8, 2018 at 11:10 pm //

    Time to flush that Browner. Dumb move turd.

  14. OMG Another former Stampeder is a criminal POS? Jeebus! What a disgrace that franchise is

    • Stampeding // July 8, 2018 at 11:24 pm //

      Jones has signed to players in the last week with 3 incidences between them. What’s worse?

  15. he was one hell of a corner.

  16. Season Ticket Holder // July 8, 2018 at 11:43 pm //

    This is sad. I remember when Browner was a rookie in Calgary. The press did a biography on him. He proudly stated he was the only one in his family that was not in jail. Troubled roots run deep.

  17. Blue canoe // July 8, 2018 at 11:44 pm //

    The teachings of John Hufnagel

  18. Just saying // July 9, 2018 at 12:04 am //

    Blue canoe, now that was funny!

  19. Just saying // July 9, 2018 at 12:07 am //

    Now him and finch can talk about the dump of a stadium they played in. I believe there is a separate cell for stamps alum now.

  20. RU4Real // July 9, 2018 at 12:08 am //

    Stampeding you truly are a sick individual with a mental capacity of zero. Why 3Down allows you to continue your bs is beyond me. Perhaps they need clicks.

  21. Just saying // July 9, 2018 at 12:10 am //

    Perhaps red should be put in the slammer and get together with his stampeders!

    • Gee thanks
      What crime are you accusing me of?

      • Manyhandles – this situation, like all of the others (across the league) is certainly very unfortunate. A lot of these players, came from nothing and
        have succeeded playing pro sports. Their drive to succeed is admirable. They make headlines because they are professional athletes.

        The only reason the masses are on you right now – is because you do the exact same thing. As long as they have been attached to the Riders you are on it like flies on crap.

        This bridge has been crossed MANY times before. If you could stick to football and express your dislike for the Riders without being the first to post and last to leave (while being beyond toxic 100% of the time) we could probably carry on a dialogue. Lots of Bomber fans on here that I can carry on with, and we are suppose to be rivals. I don’t care if folks on here hate my team……but you take it to an unhealthy level. Hell – I don’t even dislike the Stamps that much, but you piss your own fans off.

        That said – last comment from me on the Browner situation.


        • Awesome watching you and all the other losers get owned yup . You’d all be lost without cognito on here
          He hadn’t even commented yet and everyone was talking about him hahahahahaha

          • Obviously you’re lost without a personality. Which might explain why you’ve given yourself a nickname and claim you are “owning” folks on here. Truly pathetic.

  22. Thumper55 // July 9, 2018 at 12:19 am //

    I’m a life-long Stamps fans. Seen ’em come and seen ’em go, good, bad and indifferent. I feel bad about a guy like Roy Finch, guilty or not. Browner by contrast can stay in a cell until he’s old and grey. All the talent, opportunity and rewards thrown away with both hands. Adios Brandon, serves you right.

  23. 3-0
    who else is undefeated right now

    • Apparently not Browner anymore. After all this is a story about him and a crime. Not the CFL standings. Stay on topic would ya.

  24. Stampeding // July 9, 2018 at 12:50 am //

    What’s the big deal? No one died. It all ended just fine and the victim will recover just fine.
    Besides that, he hasn’t been proven guilty, could be this is all a misunderstanding

  25. Why do the writers of 3 downnation have to report on non football stuff??
    This is just click baiting plain and simple.

  26. Just saying // July 9, 2018 at 1:01 am //

    If it wasn’t for stories like this stamps would never be in any headlines. Glass half full

  27. Blue canoe // July 9, 2018 at 1:18 am //

    Does every story get derailed like this?

  28. Interesting comment above about Bo Mitchell disregarding a request to speak via phone to a terminally ill child.

    Reminds me of Chris Jones in Edmonton refusing to allow Eskimo players to attend the Monday Morning Magic charity event for children with special needs that Eskimo players had been attending each year for decades.

    Cowardly puss move by Jones to not move practice time to accommodate the team charity function.

    • Huff's Neighbor // July 9, 2018 at 3:42 pm //

      Hey IQ of way less than 51, we read they are taking your loud horn away. Maybe your brain will have time to recover some oxygen before you make more stupid comments.

  29. Puck Hog // July 9, 2018 at 8:00 am //

    It is unfortunate that Jones canceled that charitable event. I am sure you and the other children were saddened to miss out on a chance to mingle with a professional sports team. I hope the Eskimos have renewed this event after Jones’ departure.

  30. GreenInCalgary // July 9, 2018 at 9:25 am //

    Bo and his wife organize a charitable event in Calgary each year that I think is called “Mitchells’ Miracle Day” where they collect gift cards that are then used to bring great joy to needy families at Christmas time. I am guessing he does other similar things in the community. I cheer against Bo when the Riders play the Stamps, but I think it is important that we recognize the good things people do rather than always attacking them.

  31. Stampeding // July 9, 2018 at 10:06 am //

    Well, well, well…Thank you Puck Hog for that info on Jones!!
    Rider fans once again throw rocks inside their glasshouse.

    And yes GreenInCalgary BO does his “Mitchell’s Miracle Day” which barely gets talked about, he also runs a football camp every spring. All these are self initiated things. Doing the standard stuff like visiting children’s hospitals etc, are team mandated obligations.

  32. Outwest // July 9, 2018 at 10:24 am //

    I’m sure Jones is on the phone to his agent trying to get him signed. He can room with his many other criminal players his #1 drug addict CB comes to mind.

  33. Margaret Marshall // July 9, 2018 at 11:49 am //

    Brandon Browner is in big trouble. Domestic violence is a learned behaviour and is found in every society at all levels. He will need a good lawyer and his victim will need counselling. Sports encourage controlled aggression that might be an outlet for people with violent tendencies. Sports don’t cause violence, but violent individuals can find an outlet in competative activities. Browner just happened to be a Stampeder. He could have come from any team. Sad situation.

  34. Felony charges. Doesn’t look good. And not a first time offender either. Serious stuff.

    Sorry for talking about the article Red

  35. Green&Gold // July 9, 2018 at 12:20 pm //

    I’m not sure whats more disappointing, Browner getting into this mess or the bantering by the regular suspect about things not at all related to the topic.

  36. Dedmonton // July 9, 2018 at 2:05 pm //

    Sounds like a CTE related behavior. Some things are similar to Roy Finch.

  37. Huff's Neighbor // July 9, 2018 at 2:53 pm //

    Browner always played violent and angry. Clearly this was not just an on field persona but a sign of what he is like in real life. Sounds like jail time is on the way.

    • So what’s that say about Carter, who also plays violent???

      • Or Brandon Smith

      • Huff's Neighbor // July 10, 2018 at 3:35 pm //

        Unfortunately for the rest of us, you’re just to dense to get it. Carter does not equal Browner. But your delusion is clinical and soon to be the thesis in a Psychology Master program. They could write pages on you and your obsession with the Riders.

  38. something in the calgary water turns young men into criminals

  39. Philski // July 10, 2018 at 2:36 am //

    Ha! Another Stump…or “related” Stump…and another felon…you SUCK Stumps!

  40. Now attempted murder charges added. 4 felony charges. Not looking good.

  41. well this is calgary, they are known for all the bar fights, bar killings and so this isnt surprising, only in calgary would have former players who kidnap others.

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