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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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166.

leelee    

Dont d

599 days ago
167.

JMARK    

NFL, the National Felon League.

599 days ago
168.

jimmelnh    

Over 300 soldiers have died in Afghanistan this year, 16 last month alone. Barely a blip from the mainstream media. Nobody seems to care. But, one sports celebrity dies and the whole country is up in arms and the media is on fire. What screwed up priorities and values we have in this country.

599 days ago
169.

Robert    

Yea, but he didn't use a gun, so it's OK.

599 days ago
170.

driveby_poster    

Last week we learned from Bob Costas that people do not kill people, rather guns kill people.... he said the KC player and his girlfriend would be alive today were it not for guns.

Obviously yet another opportunity to wax eloquent about how people don't kill people - but cars and alcohol kill people - should allow Mr. Costas to now promote the outlawing of all cars and booze, since the Cowboys player would obviously be alive today were it not for that.

We are waiting.

599 days ago
171.

Tucker    

This is exactly why we need to ban handguns :/

599 days ago
172.

Laurie    

When is Obama going to want to ban cars??? More people die each year in auto accidents than from gunshot wounds!!

599 days ago
173.

Tim McGraw    

time for Costas to call for a ban on alcohol and cars

599 days ago
174.

jason    

Wait a minute… Why did they arrest him? The car is to blame! Instead of arrest him they should start a campaign to ban cars too, along with guns.

599 days ago
175.

pazammie    

Where is Bob Costas????? I hope he calls for outlawing cars,and booze or his teammate would still be alive today! No cars or booze for men between 20 and 30!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bob Costas knows what's good!

599 days ago
176.

GoodWeek    

Three Obama voters down.

599 days ago
177.

DBMS    

Maybe the Liberals should outlaw cars. Cars kill 40,000 people a year.

599 days ago
178.

driveby_poster    

Last week we learned from Bob Costas that people do not kill people, rather guns kill people.... he said the KC player and his girlfriend would be alive today were it not for guns.

Obviously yet another opportunity to wax eloquent about how people don't kill people - but cars and alcohol kill people - should allow Mr. Costas to now promote the outlawing of all cars and booze, since the Cowboys player would obviously be alive today were it not for that.

We are waiting.

599 days ago
179.

Mhyhuntingroom    

Is Bob Costas going to go on a rant about our dangerous car culture and that cars may need to be taken away from us....for our own safety?

599 days ago
180.

Nick Shaw    

I 'spose Bob Costas will be doing a rant against cars and how dangerous they are during a ball game today.
Should they be banned too, Bobby?

599 days ago
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