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Ex-NFL player Sergio Brown faces murder charge in mother’s death

Former NFL defensive back Sergio Brown has been arrested in connection with the death of his mother.

He and his mother, Myrtle Brown, were reported missing Sept. 16, the same day police in Maywood, Ill., found her body near a creek behind the home the two shared. Sergio Brown, 35, remained missing until his arrest Tuesday.

Police in Maywood said in a news release Wednesday that Brown was taken into custody after he re-entered the United States from Mexico. He was being held in San Diego County Jail while awaiting extradition to Illinois, where faces a first-degree murder charge, police said.

Myrtle Brown, 73, was the victim of an assault and had multiple injuries, The New York Times reported. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled she died by homicide.

After his college career at Notre Dame, Sergio Brown signed an undrafted free agent with the Patriots. After two seasons in New England, he played for the Indianapolis Colts (2012-14), Jacksonville Jaguars (2015) and Buffalo Bills (2016).

In his career, he played in 94 games (15 starts) and had 144 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 10 pass breakups, one interception and four fumble recoveries.

–Field Level Media

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