Former Seattle Seahawks defensive back Brandon Browner has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading no contest to a charge of attempted murder.

Browner, an original member of Seattle’s famous “Legion of Boom” defensive backfield, was arrested after breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s house in California on July 8 and chasing her, grabbing her and attempting to smother her in a carpet, all while their two children were present in the house.

Browner appeared in court on Tuesday, pleading no contest to one count of attempted murder and two counts of willful child endangerment. In exchange, charges of robbery, burglary and false imprisonment were dropped.

Browner played with the Seahawks from 2011-2013, making the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 2011 and leading the league with 23 passes defended. He won a Super Bowl with Seattle after the 2013 season and earned a second ring with New England the next season.

He most recently participated in the American Flag Football League prior to his arrest.