Brandon Browner Was Arrested For Kidnapping, Burglary, Etc., Thus Cementing His Legacy As A Terrible Person
PFT- NBC Los Angeles reports that Browner was arrested today on charges of kidnapping, burglary, false imprisonment and violation of a restraining order.
Police got a call that Browner broke into a home this morning, and when the resident tried to run away, he forced her back in. Police say Browner physically harmed the woman and threatened to kill her before taking a Rolex watch from her and leaving.
The woman reportedly had previously been in a relationship with Browner and had a restraining order against him. Browner spent two days in jail in May for violating a restraining order.
Today’s arrest is at least Browner’s fourth arrest in the last year. In addition to the May restraining order violation, he was arrested on drug charges in October, and he was arrested for making criminal threats in September.
We're going to work under the assumption that Brandon Browner doesn't have CTE. Only time will tell whether or not it was safe to assume that brain trauma didn't turn a repeat offender on the field into a far more threatening repeat offender off the field.
However, during that time, I'm just going to appreciate (for lack of a better term) this somewhat rare instance in which an athlete's behavior translates so well between both his professional and personal life. Admittedly, I'd prefer the crimes were of the more victimless variety, but him racking up four different charges on his rap sheet in one single day is so unbelievably characteristic of the unforgiving flag magnet that refused to own up to the laundry list of disturbances he cause during his sole season as a wildly overpaid New Orleans Saint.
I don't want this to read as if I'm relishing in the arrest of someone simply because he was in abject failure in helping my team win relatively meaningless football games. Brandon Browner belongs behind bars because he's a clear and present danger to women, loved ones, and society at large, not because he couldn't even cover his own tracks without getting burned for at least 120 yards (50 by penalty) and an uncontested touchdown.
That said, with how often our judgements of pro athletes as people are proven to be prematurely presumptuous, it's nice to know my Saints' bias wasn't entirely at work when I considered Brandon Browner to be a huge asshole that completely lacked any sort of consideration for others after he tried to fight both his coach and a reporter after two separate dismal performances.
Here's to hoping he stays behind bars, as he's given not a single reason for anyone to believe he won't end up back there sooner rather than later anyway.