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Dallas Cowboys Player

Dies in Car Wreck

Teammate Arrested

12/8/2012 11:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Jerry Brown, a linebacker on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad, died early this morning in a single-car accident -- and his teammate, Josh Brent, was arrested on charges of intoxication manslaughter.

According to police, Brent (see above) was driving at a high rate of speed at around 2:20 AM when his car "hit the outside curb," flipped over and came to rest in the middle of the road.

When cops came to the scene, Brent was dragging Brown away from the vehicle ... which had come to rest upside down and was on fire. Brown was unresponsive and was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Officers at the scene suspected alcohol to be a factor, so they gave Brent a field sobriety test, which he failed. His blood was later drawn at the hospital to determine his blood alcohol level. Those results are not yet known.

Brent was arrested by Irving PD and booked on a second degree felony charge at 4:14 AM and is being held without bail. 

Brent pled guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge while in college ... where he and Brown were teammates.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones released a statement today, saying, "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."

The incident comes just one week after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then himself.

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151.

Mikey    

we need to outlaw cars!

593 days ago
152.

walls    

Wonder if Bob "A-hole" Costas will go on a TV rant now and call for a new era of Prohibition. Or maybe a ban on fast cars.

593 days ago
153.

Darrel    

He did better than Ted Kennedy. At least he drug his victim out of the wreckage. Ted Kennedy just left Mary Jo behind to drown while he staggered off to sober up before calling cops - 10 hours later.

593 days ago
154.

Karla    

Jason Whitlock said AAA is the new KKK.

593 days ago
155.

PMECPA    

I guess Costas will will want to ban cars and alcohol...

593 days ago
156.

rockaway1    

Whats wrong with this guys forehead? It looks like it was sliced by his hairline. was he in a farming accident???

593 days ago
157.

patrick crowson    

Guess Costas will want to ban vehicles next!!!

593 days ago
158.

Jay Kenith    

Cowboy Jerry Brown would be alive today if we would just take all cars away from Americans.

593 days ago
159.

lenny    

Can he still play today ?????????

593 days ago
160.

lenny    

Does that mean he can't play today ????????

593 days ago
161.

Jodi Wilson    

This is a sad, sad event. I am sending my thoughts and prayers out to the family, friends and teammates! I also say a prayer for Josh Brent and the family, friends and teammates of Josh Brent. I am not condoning Brent's behavior..but I do find it sad that Brent will forever blaim himself for the death of his friend. He will be harder on himself than any judge, jury, or anyone else could ever be to him. :( :(

593 days ago
162.

Rob    

One less Obama supporter... that is all he was to me.

593 days ago
163.

Bri    

Wjat is happening to these football player, mental illness or head trauma ? So sad.....

593 days ago
164.

Captain Incredulous    

Soooooo.....when can we expect Boob Costas to call for a ban on alcohol? The NFL doesn't only suffer from just a gun culture; but drugs, alcohol and women as well. C'mon Bob follow your own logic.....oh wait, that's right......the alcohol companies are NBC sponsors...can't piss them off can we??

593 days ago
165.

Reshem    

Too bad he wasn't driving Jovan Belcher before he killed his GF

593 days ago
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