Browner Arrest Football

This photo provided by the La Verne Police Department, in California, shows Brandon Browner. Browner, a former NFL football cornerback, was arrested Sunday, July 8, 2018, after police say he broke into the Southern California house of an ex-girlfriend who has a restraining order against him. (La Verne Police Department via AP)

Former New Orleans Saints defensive back Brandon Browner was sentenced to eight years in prison after he pleaded no contest to attempted murder, according to a TMZ report.

Browner was previously charged with attempted murder in connection with an incident involving his ex-girlfriend in California, according to the La Verne (Calif.) Police Department.

Police said Brandon Browner broke into his ex-girlfriend's house, threatened to kill the woman and stole a Rolex watch valued at about $20,000.

Browner played 16 games for the Saints in 2015 but was released prior to the 2016 season. He was re-signed by the Seahawks in 2016, but was cut in the preseason.

Browner was previously arrested for domestic violence.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.