Former NFL player and assistant coach Corwin Brown received a suspended four-year sentence Tuesday for striking his wife and holding her hostage during a police standoff, after his wife said sending him to prison would do more harm to him and their family.
Brown played for a total of eight seasons with the New England Patriots, the New York Jets and Detroit Lions and four years in college at Michigan.
The statement said Brown had become suspicious, distant, gloomy, exhausted and depressed after playing eight seasons in the NFL as a defensive back for the Patriots, the New York Jets and Detroit Lions and playing in college at Michigan.
The family of former NFL player Corwin Brown said Tuesday they believe he may suffer from the same type of brain trauma as Dave Duerson, the former Chicago Bears star who committed suicide in February.
Indiana prosecutors have charged former University of Michigan and Detroit Lions player Corwin Brown with three felonies after a seven-hour standoff with police last Friday.
A former Detroit Lions and Michigan Wolverines football player has been hospitalized in Indiana following an hours-long standoff with police.