Former Notre Dame coach appears in court over standoff charges
Posted: Nov 30, 2011 12:48 PM EST | Updated: Nov 6, 2014 1:41 PM EST
SOUTH BEND, Ind - Former Notre Dame Assistant Coach and NFL player Corwin Brown appeared in court Wednesday for felony charges stemming from a seven-hour standoff with police.
Corwin Brown faces confinement and domestic battery after police say he hit his wife and held her against her will in their Granger home in August.
Brown’s family has said he suffers a mental condition from brain injuries sustained while playing football.
In court, Brown’s lawyer asked the judge for more time in order to make a list of doctors who are familiar with Brown’s mental defect.
“We believe at the time of the incident, that he had a depreciation of a mental capacity,” said Warren Stanley, Brown’s defense attorney. “ And we believe, and hopefully this will be borne out by the doctor’s report, that it was a direct or indirect result of the injuries he sustained while playing football.”
The court date has been set for Jan. 11, when the judge will appoint two of the physicians to perform a mental examination on Brown, as required by law.
Stanley said Brown is still married, and currently undergoing treatment in Chicago.
“He seems to be doing quite well, he’s addressing his issues to the best he can, and he seems to respond very affirmatively to that,” said Stanley.
Brown shot himself in the stomach before finally surrendering to police. Stanley said physically, Brown is fine.