Ex-NFL player Brown hospitalized after standoff

By TOM COYNE | August 12, 2011 | 9:29 PM EDT

FILE - In this file photo taken Jan. 19, 2007, Corwin Brown answers questions from reporters during a news conference in South Bend, Ind., after Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis introduced Brown as the team's new defensive coordinator. Police surrounded an Indiana home, Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, that property tax records show belongs to Brown. (AP Photo/South Bend Tribune, Jim Rider, File)

GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — Police say former Notre Dame football defensive coordinator and NFL player Corwin Brown has been taken to a hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a nearly seven-hour standoff at his Indiana home.

St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Commander Tim Corbett said Friday night he did not know whether Brown's injuries were life-threatening.

Police say they heard gunshots inside the home when they arrived about 1 p.m. in response to a reported domestic dispute. Brown's wife and children exited the house sometime later and police say they began trying to talk him out using cellphones and a bullhorn.

Brown was Notre Dame's defensive coordinator from 2007 to 2009. The 41-year-old coached defensive backs with the New England Patriots last season, but was not retained.