Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent
Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent was arrested in Texas early this morning on charges of intoxication manslaughter involving a car accident in which a teammate died ... TMZ has learned.
According to WFAA in Dallas, Irving PD says Brent and a member of the team's practice squad, Jerry Brown, were involved in a single car accident around 2:30 AM local time and that Brown died as a result.
The Dallas Morning News is reporting that police say Brent was driving at a high rate of speed when his car "hit the outside curb," flipped over and came to rest in the middle of the road. Brent was responsive at the scene, but Brown was not. He was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
Brent was given a field sobriety test, which he failed, and was hit with a second degree felony charged. He was arrested by Irving PD and booked at 4:14 AM and is being held without bail.
Brent pled guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge while in college.
The incident comes just one week after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then himself.
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