Cowboys' Brent arrested after car crash kills teammate

Dec 8, 2012 |
Josh Brent is facing charges of intoxication manslaughter.
Photo By - US PRESSWIRE
Josh Brent is facing charges of intoxication manslaughter.
Photo By - US PRESSWIRE
Dallas Cowboys NT Josh Brent was arrested on charges of intoxication manslaughter after flipping his car Saturday morning in an accident that killed his teammate and passenger Jerry Brown.

Brent was behind the wheel and speeding shortly after 2 a.m. local time when he hit the outside curb on route 114 in Irving, Texas, causing the vehicle to flip. Brown, a linebacker who was signed to the team’s practice squad in October, was unresponsive on scene and was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Police believe alcohol was a contributing factor as Brent failed sobriety tests after the crash. If convicted, Brent could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $10,000.

Brent was set to start Sunday against the Bengals in place of the injured Jay Ratliff but will not make the trip. The Cowboys team plane left for Cincinnati after the team was informed of Brown's passing. Dallas is a 3-point road dog and odds are still on the board at online shops.
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