Former NFL player Sergio Brown has entered a not-guilty plea on the charge of murdering his mother, Myrtle Brown. Brown entered his plea on Wednesday while remanded in custody at a jail in Illinois. He is scheduled to appear in court later this month. Brown and his mother were reported missing in September, and Myrtle’s body was later discovered near their Illinois home. Sergio Brown remained missing for a few days until he was detained in Mexico and extradited to the United States.
Sergio Brown, a former starting safety for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, went undrafted in 2010 but was later signed by the New England Patriots. He played nearly 100 games over the next seven seasons, starting in 15 of them. Brown retired in 2016 after a brief stint with the Buffalo Bills. Throughout his career, he also played for the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars.
In a separate incident, another Buffalo Bills player, Von Miller, was arrested last week on allegations of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend. However, the arrest is not expected to immediately affect Miller’s status with the team. General Manager Brandon Beane stated that they will let the legal process play out and that Miller will participate in practice as usual. The investigation into Miller’s case is ongoing, and the possibility of him being added to the Commissioner’s Exempt List remains uncertain.