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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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181.

Jon    

So where is Bob Costas to tell us that "this would have never have happened" had we outlawed alcohol and/or motor vehicles?

Seriously? Where is he? By his logic, the sun should be illegal because it has the potential to give people cancer.

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182.

yaya    

Sad news

683 days ago
183.

John Brinar    

If only he would have had a gun then those rabit anti-gun fruitcakes could have wailed and ranted that "only if he didn't have a gun then this accident due to drunk driver, wouldn't have happened.... Are you reading this Costa??? You pinheaded idiot.....

683 days ago
184.

NV Rick    

I'll watch for Costas' comment and put the blame on the "car culture".

683 days ago
185.

NV Rick    

He's doing his best. Restrict drilling, drive the price of gas up at the pump=fewer cars on the road and fewer deaths.
All praise to Glorious Leader!!

683 days ago
186.

Alex DeBlanc    

Can't wait to hear Costass's rant about how if this guy did not have a car the other guy would still be alive. Maybe we should ban alcohol now, or driving.

683 days ago
187.

Candy-Cane    

A bunch of racist and ignorant people are commenting on this post.

683 days ago
188.

Avadimplez    

So sad this is life and things like this happen. And in response to the race comments pee of all raves have committed family suicides and drink and drive. Stop pointing fingers and try to help people in society

683 days ago
189.

nature30    

yall fake racist, yall just play racist to get attention on the internet, quiet as a mouse in real life, get on the computer typing tough

683 days ago
190.

gltadaro    

What gets me is that they still think they are supermen that nothing is going to happen to them, real Dumbasses, families suffer for stupidity!! Live with it and pay the price.

683 days ago
191.

fangabriel    

As of right now we don't know for sure if he was drinking. If it does come to light that he wasn't what are we going to say then if he was just speeding. If that's the case we are all guilt of that. What he know faces is having killed his best friend and the guilt he will forever carry

683 days ago
192.

FYI    

He just got off a 2 year probation last year for DWI.

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