Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner will not face assault charges stemming from allegations that he for assaulted his child’s grandfather earlier this summer, according to TMZ Sports. In July, he was said to have gotten into an altercation with his child’s grandfather. However, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office has declined to move forward with charges.
Browner, who played for Seattle from 2011-13, returned to the Seahawks this offseason on a one-year deal. During his initial three-year run with the Seahawks, Browner started 36 games and winning a Super Bowl title during that time. In between his two stints in Seattle, Browner won a ring with the Patriots before inking a three-year, $15MM contract with the Saints and becoming one of the team’s starting corners. However, he disappointed in his only season in New Orleans, racking up penalties and struggling in coverage. Pro Football Focus rated him dead last in the league among 113 qualified cornerbacks. In March, the Saints cut their losses and released him.
Now 32 years old, Browner is back where he had his best success as a pro, reuniting with his Legion of Boom compatriots Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, and Kam Chancellor. Had Browner’s case moved forward, his future in Seattle would have been in jeopardy.
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