(Image Source: Indianapolis Colts)

BY CHRISTIAN BRYANT

The second NFL tragedy within two weeks rattled the Dallas Cowboys Saturday — one player is in jail and faces criminal charges after a car crash that took the life of his teammate. ESPN has the video.

“Nose tackle Josh Brent was arrested earlier this morning and faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter. He was arrested after an accident early Saturday that killed teammate Jerry Brown, Jr.”

Reports out of Irving, Texas say Brent was behind the wheel when his car hit a curb on a service road and then flipped over.

When police arrived on the scene, they told reporters Brent was seen dragging an unresponsive Brown from his car, which had caught fire.

KTVT has more on what led to Brent’s arrest.  

“Our officers on scene felt that alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident, so Mr. Price-Brent was asked to perform some field sobriety tests.”

Brent, 24, and Brown, who was 25, were teammates at the University of Illinois. As CBS reports, this incident wasn’t Brent’s first time taking the helm when being under the influence, saying...

“In June 2009, Brent pleaded guilty to DUI and was sentenced to 60 days in jail, two years of probation, 200 hours of community service and a fine of about $2,000. As part of his plea deal, prosecutors dropped one count of aggravated DUI/no valid driver's license.”

Brent had played in all 12 games this season, filling a gap on defense after a key player went down with an injury. According to NFL.com, Brown landed on the Cowboys practice squad in October and was fighting to keep his NFL dream alive.

“[Brown] had previously played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the CFL and two different franchises in the Arena Football League. An undrafted player, Brown was signed to the Indianapolis Colts in May 2012. He was active for one game this season in Indianapolis, before being released by the team.”

The writer for NFL.com also mentioned this Facebook post from Brown, who was expecting his first child.

Brent could face from two to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000. This accident comes exactly one week after Kansas City Chiefs player Jevon Belcher killed himself and his girlfriend in a murder-suicide.  
 

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Dec 8, 2012

Dallas Cowboys Player Charged in Automobile Death

(Image Source: Indianapolis Colts)

BY CHRISTIAN BRYANT

The second NFL tragedy within two weeks rattled the Dallas Cowboys Saturday — one player is in jail and faces criminal charges after a car crash that took the life of his teammate. ESPN has the video.

“Nose tackle Josh Brent was arrested earlier this morning and faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter. He was arrested after an accident early Saturday that killed teammate Jerry Brown, Jr.”

Reports out of Irving, Texas say Brent was behind the wheel when his car hit a curb on a service road and then flipped over.

When police arrived on the scene, they told reporters Brent was seen dragging an unresponsive Brown from his car, which had caught fire.

KTVT has more on what led to Brent’s arrest.  

“Our officers on scene felt that alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident, so Mr. Price-Brent was asked to perform some field sobriety tests.”

Brent, 24, and Brown, who was 25, were teammates at the University of Illinois. As CBS reports, this incident wasn’t Brent’s first time taking the helm when being under the influence, saying...

“In June 2009, Brent pleaded guilty to DUI and was sentenced to 60 days in jail, two years of probation, 200 hours of community service and a fine of about $2,000. As part of his plea deal, prosecutors dropped one count of aggravated DUI/no valid driver's license.”

Brent had played in all 12 games this season, filling a gap on defense after a key player went down with an injury. According to NFL.com, Brown landed on the Cowboys practice squad in October and was fighting to keep his NFL dream alive.

“[Brown] had previously played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the CFL and two different franchises in the Arena Football League. An undrafted player, Brown was signed to the Indianapolis Colts in May 2012. He was active for one game this season in Indianapolis, before being released by the team.”

The writer for NFL.com also mentioned this Facebook post from Brown, who was expecting his first child.

Brent could face from two to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000. This accident comes exactly one week after Kansas City Chiefs player Jevon Belcher killed himself and his girlfriend in a murder-suicide.  
 

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