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Former Stampeder Brandon Browner arrested on kidnapping charges

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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.

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