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Ex-NFL player Sergio Brown arrested, charged with murder after mother’s body found near creek

Former NFL player Sergio Brown was arrested by law enforcement on Tuesday in connection with the death of his mother, whose body was found near a creek behind her home in Illinois last month, police said Wednesday. 

Brown, 35, was taken into custody after trying to re-enter the United States into California from Mexico by the San Diego Police Department Threat Management Unit and several other agencies, including local and federal, after a warrant for his arrest was issued in Illinois. 

Sergio Brown celebrates

Sergio Brown of the Colts reacts after breaking up a pass intended for Jermaine Gresham of the Cincinnati Bengals on Oct. 19, 2014, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. (Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

He was arrested on a first degree murder charge in connection with the homicide of his mother, 73-year-old Myrtle Brown. He is currently awaiting extradition to Illinois. 

Brown signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played with several teams across his seven-year career, including the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars and the Buffalo Bills. 

He last played in the league in 2016.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos and The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Paulina Dedaj is a Sports Reporter for Fox News Digital.

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