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Dallas Cowboy Arrested For Manslaughter In Teammates Death

Two tragedies in one moment. Dallas Cowboys Jerry Brown (linebacker) died in a car crash this Saturday morning, and his teammate, Josh Brent (nose tackle), is charged with intoxication manslaughter in that very crash. One cowboy not alive today, and one arrested for his death. Very sad news out of Dallas today:

We are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of Jerry Brown. 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. {Statement via Jerry Jones, Cowboys Owner}

Updates and details are provided after the jump via Dallas Morning News: Sports Day:

Irving police have now confirmed that Josh Brent, nose tackle for the Cowboys, has been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter. Jerry Brown, 25, is the person who died. Brown is listed as a linebacker on the team’s practice squad.

Update 1:57 p.m.: 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.



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