Dallas Cowboys’ Josh Brent has been arrested on “intoxication manslaughter” charges after his car flipped over in Irving, Texas, resulting in the death of Jerry Brown, a passenger in Brent’s car and a linebacker who was signed to the practice squad in October.
The tragedy began when Brent was driving his car “at a high rate of speed” when he hit a curb, causing the car to flip over, as reported by USAToday. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Responding officers believed that alcohol had a part to play in the accident.
Brent, 24, had previously been arrested for DUI in 2009 and was suspended from the Cowboys.
Team owner Jerry Jones said in a statement, “We are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of Jerry Brown…At this time, 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.” What a tragic end to Jerry Brown’s young life. It is a shame that Josh Brent now has to live with the fact that his actions directly contributed to the death of his friend and colleague. One cannot help to feel a pang of sadness for Brent, as he is surely suffering. He is being held without bail.
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