facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Cowboys' Josh Brent jailed in fatal crash

Dec. 8, 2012 at 4:22 PM   |   Comments

IRVING, Texas, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent Saturday was charged with manslaughter and drunken driving in the death of teammate Jerry Brown, police said.

Irving, Texas, police said Brent was charged after a car crash early Saturday that killed Brown, a linebacker on the Cowboys' practice squad, who was riding with Brent in the vehicle.

Authorities said Brent was taken into custody after incident, in which a car he was driving hit a curb at a high rate of speed and flipped at least one time before landing on a service road.

Brown, a 25-year-old Illinois teammate of Brent's, was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Police said Brent was booked into the Irving City Jail on a count of intoxication manslaughter after undergoing field sobriety tests at the scene of the accident.

"We are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of Jerry Brown," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. "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."

© 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
Tiger Woods opening restaurant in South Florida Tiger Woods opening restaurant in South Florida
2
Former Patriot Rodney Harrison says Tom Brady looks 'scared to death' Former Patriot Rodney Harrison says Tom Brady looks 'scared to death'
3
Cung Le recieves 9-month ban from UFC for HGH use Cung Le recieves 9-month ban from UFC for HGH use
4
Surging Tiger-Cats take on slumping Lions
5
Detroit Lions' Joseph Fauria sprains ankle chasing puppy Detroit Lions' Joseph Fauria sprains ankle chasing puppy
Trending News
x
Feedback