Ex-Patriots player violates restraining order, threatens woman

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former New England Patriots cornerback has been arrested after police say he broke into the Southern California house of an ex-girlfriend who has a restraining order against him.

Police say Brandon Browner broke into the house, threatened to kill the woman and stole a Rolex watch valued at about $20,000.

The 33-year-old was arrested Sunday in La Verne, which is about 30 miles east of Los Angeles.

Browner is from nearby Pomona and played football for Oregon State before signing with the Seattle Seahawks in 2011. He later played for the Patriots when they won Super Bowl XLIX .

Browner was previously arrested for domestic violence.

It wasn’t immediately clear if he had a lawyer.

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