Cowboys' Brent indicted for manslaughter

Dec. 26, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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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.

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