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    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.

    Story developing ...
    Read more: http://www.tmz.com#ixzz2EUfHnyIM

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    A very sad situation

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    It sadly reminds me of what happened with Jeff Alm and his friend who wasn't a teammate though but Jeff accidentally killed himself after watching his friend die he was also 25. He was intoxicated as well.

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    Jerry Jones: We are deeply saddened by the passing of Jerry Brown
    Posted by Michael David Smith on December 8, 2012, 3:34 PM EST

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    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has released a statement confirming the death of Jerry Brown, a linebacker on the team’s practice squad.

    “We are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of Jerry Brown,” Jones said. “Our hearts and prayers and deepest sympathies are with the members of Jerry’s family and all of those who knew him and loved him.”

    Brown, a 25-year-old who played in one regular season game for the Colts this season before landing on the Cowboys’ practice squad, played his college football at Illinois, where he was a teammate of Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent, who was driving the car in which Brown died this morning.

    Brent was booked into the Irving City Jail on one count of intoxication manslaughter this morning, shortly after Brown died.

    The Cowboys’ team plane is currently en route to Cincinnati, where the team’s game against the Bengals is expected to go on as scheduled.
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    Apparently he was going to be father this is even more tragic

    http://blacksportsonline.com/home/20...t-life-behind/

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    Lot of stupidity from both men in this case but a sad story

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    Stories like this are so frustrating to hear about. These guys have it made and throw it all away by being stupid and careless.

    Two lives are effectively over (along with several others forever changed) for no good reason at all. Condolences to all the families and friends involved.
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    This type of news would be huge if it was the NBA.

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    Report: Josh Brent’s blood alcohol level was 0.18

    Posted by Michael David Smith on December 13, 2012, 8:37 AM EST

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    Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent had a blood alcohol level of more than double the legal limit when he crashed his car on Saturday, killing his teammate Jerry Brown.

    The Dallas Morning News reports that Brent’s blood alcohol level was 0.18. The legal limit is 0.08.

    According to BloodAlcoholCalculator.org, a person Brent’s weight, 320 pounds, would reach a 0.18 blood alcohol level after drinking 21 shots over a five-hour period.

    Police say Brent failed field sobriety tests after the crash. Because Brown died, the law allowed Brent’s blood to be drawn against his will.

    Brent faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter in Brown’s death. Brent has been released from jail on $500,000 bail, which his attorney, George Milner, described as excessive.

    “It’s outrageous. It’s offensive,” Milner said.

    Milner was talking about his client’s bail amount, but many would use the same words to describe a person driving after 21 drinks.

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    Cowboys' Josh Brent indicted

    DALLAS -- A grand jury in Texas has formally indicted Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent on one count of intoxication manslaughter.

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    Brent is charged in connection with a Dec. 8 crash that killed his friend and Cowboys practice squad member Jerry Brown. Brent is out of jail on $100,000 bond.

    Dallas County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Debbie Denmon says the indictment was returned Wednesday.

    Police in the Dallas suburb of Irving say Brent was speeding when his vehicle struck a curb and flipped. Brown was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

    Intoxication manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Brent could be eligible for probation.

    Denmon says no court dates have been scheduled.

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    This just gets sadder...

    http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2013...of-death.html/

    Dallas Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown Jr.’s blood alcohol level was below the legal driving limit around the time he was killed last month in an Irving car wreck in which his best friend and teammate was driving, according to Brown’s autopsy report.

    The report says Brown’s blood alcohol content was 0.079. The legal limit in Texas is 0.08. (Clarification: The reading directly from Brown’s blood was actually even lower, at 0.056. The 0.079 reading was from fluid in his eye, which is commonly taken during Dallas autopsies and is normally higher in blood alcohol content than the blood sample.)

    Josh Brent was driving the car at the time of the Dec. 8 wreck and his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. He was indicted last month on a charge of intoxication manslaughter in the death.

    The autopsy found that Brown died of blunt force injuries of the head and neck. His death was ruled an accident.

    Neither man was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to a police report.

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    Josh Brent convicted of intoxication manslaughter


    Former Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent has faced a jury regarding the charge that he drove drunk the night that his friend and former teammate, Jerry Brown, died in an automobile accident. After two days of deliberations, the jury found Brent guilty.

    Via multiple reports, Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter arising from the December 2012 accident. Brent’s blood-alcohol concentration was measured at 0.18 percent; at trial, a toxicologist testified that, based on Brent’s size, he had 17 drinks.

    Brent now faces up to 20 years in prison. He also could be placed on probation.

    On appeal, Brent likely will challenge the decision to admit evidence of the compulsory blood test, given a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that attaches a warrant requirement in some circumstances to the mandatory drawing of blood.

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    Hmm how comes hes not getting the Donte Stallworth treatment?

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    He retired that's why

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    Jerry Jones issues statement after Josh Brent’s conviction

    Posted by Michael David Smith on January 22, 2014, 8:16 PM EST
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    Hours after former Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter in the death of fellow former Cowboy Jerry Brown, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has issued a brief statement on the matter.

    “We understand the very serious nature of this situation and express our concerns for all of the families and individuals that have been affected by the tragedy of Jerry Brown’s death,” Jones said.

    Brent and Brown were friends and former college teammates who went out together in December 2012. According to court testimony, Brent drank excessively and then got behind the wheel, with Brown as his passenger. Brown was killed in the subsequent crash.

    Brent faces up to 20 years in prison.

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    Josh Brent to serve 180 days in jail

    DALLAS -- Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent was sentenced Friday to 180 days in jail and 10 years of probation for a drunken car crash that killed his friend and teammate, Jerry Brown.

    Brent was convicted Wednesday of intoxication manslaughter for the December 2012 crash on a suburban Dallas highway that killed Brown, who was a passenger in Brent's car. Brent could have been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.

    Brent, a Cowboys defensive tackle, and Brown, a linebacker on the practice squad, also played together at the University of Illinois and were close friends. They were headed home from a night of partying Dallas teammates when Brent lost control of his Mercedes and crashed. Officers who arrived on scene saw Brent trying to pull Brown's body from the wreckage.

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    Josh Brent, left, was sentenced to 180 days in prison for a December 2012 wreck that killed his teammate and close friend, Jerry Brown.
    Blood tests pegged Brent's blood alcohol content at 0.18 percent, which is more than twice the state's legal limit to drive of 0.08 percent. Prosecutors told jurors that the burly, 320-pound lineman had as many as 17 drinks on the night of the crash.

    One of Brent's attorneys, George Milner, argued that Brent wasn't drunk and was only "guilty of being stupid behind the wheel of a car." He contended that Brent couldn't have had nearly as much to drink as prosecutors said he had, and that the police blood tests were flawed.

    Brent's attorneys pushed their case for probation Thursday, calling a Dallas County official who testified that the county currently has 34 intoxication manslaughter cases that resulted in probation.

    Kevin Brooks, one of Brent's attorneys, said the one-time defensive tackle would be easy to monitor because of "who he is and who he was." Brent retired from football last year.

    Brown's mother, Stacey Jackson, has also publicly forgiven Brent. When asked Thursday if she holds Brent responsible for her son's death, she said: "He's still responsible, but you can't go on in life holding a grudge. We all make mistakes."

    Prosecutors are pushing for prison time for Brent, who went to trial only weeks after another Texas intoxication manslaughter case sparked widespread public outrage. In that case, a defense expert argued that the defendant, a 17-year-old boy who caused a drunken crash that killed four people, deserved leniency because his parents coddled him into a sense of irresponsibility -- a condition the expert termed "affluenza." The teen wasn't given prison time.

    On Thursday, prosecutor Rebecca Dodds emphasized Brent's 2009 drunken driving arrest in Illinois to press the state's argument that he deserves prison time. In that case, he served 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge.

    "Probation doesn't work for Josh Brent," prosecutor Rebecca Dodds told the jury during closing statements in the punishment phase.

    Brent played in all 12 games for the Cowboys in 2012 before the crash. Brown made the practice squad that season.

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