July 30, 2012; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent (92) enters the field on opening day of training camp. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys LB Jerry Brown Killed In Car Crash, Teammate Josh Brent Arrested


Horrible news out of Dallas. Linebacker Jerry Brown of the Cowboys has been killed in a car accident. And his own teammate Josh Brent has been arrested for intoxication manslaughter. Here are the details from the Dallas Morning News:

According to police, Brent was heading westbound on the 1400 block of the service road of East State Highway 114 at a high rate of speed. His car “hit the outside curb,” flipped over and came to rest in the middle of the road.

Brent was responsive and talking to officers when police arrived, authorities said. Brown, the passenger, was unresponsive and rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Brent was given a sobriety test and failed, according to police. He was taken to a hospital where his blood was drawn. He was then taken to the Irving City Jail and booked with a second degree felony charge.

It is not immediately clear what his blood alcohol content was.

A nightmarish situation for Brent. For the rest of his life he’ll have to carry around the guilt of knowing he killed his teammate. Why do people drink and drive? It will never make sense.

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