facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Cowboys' Brent indicted for manslaughter

Dec. 26, 2012 at 6:28 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
DALLAS, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent has been indicted for felony intoxication manslaughter following a car crash that killed a teammate, prosecutors say.

The Dallas County District Attorney's office Wednesday announced the indictment against Brent, who police say was driving during a Dec. 8 crash that claimed the life of his passenger, Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown.

Authorities said Brent, 24, had a blood alcohol content of .189 -- more than twice the legal limit -- when he hit a curb and flipped his car while traveling at an "unreasonable speed" on an Irving, Texas, street after leaving a Dallas nightclub.

While Brent suffered only minor injuries in the crash, Brown was pronounced dead after being taken from the scene to a local hospital.

The defensive lineman remains free on bond while awaiting the setting of a trial date.

Brent's bail was reduced from $500,000 to $100,000 last week after Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins said he wasn't a flight risk, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Topics: Jerry Brown
© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Niners QB Colin Kaepernick denies allegations he used racial slur Niners QB Colin Kaepernick denies allegations he used racial slur
2
Ray Lewis on Ray Rice: 'There's some things you can cover up, some things you can't' Ray Lewis on Ray Rice: 'There's some things you can cover up, some things you can't'
3
Mavs sign Doron Lamb
4
Royals gain ground in AL Central
5
Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous retired
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback