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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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16.

mercury    

With the obscene amount of money these guys make you'd think 20 bucks on a cab ride is money well spent.

496 days ago
17.

jayman419    

I wonder if the media is going to spend as much time telling us how tragic and unfortunate Josh Brent's situation was as they did with Belcher.

496 days ago
18.

HappyCracker    

I guess Costas will now tell us that we should ban the use of automobiles in addition to banning guns, which are protected by our 2nd amendment rights.

496 days ago
19.

lamchops    

I am anxiously awaiting Bob Costas's halftime lecture this weekend railing against young men owning cars and demanding tougher car and gasoline control legislation.

496 days ago
20.

john    

Now Bob Costas can rant about the need to ban cars.

496 days ago
21.

thestupid    

Why is it always black people?

496 days ago
22.

Rob Dolen    

He's black. He'll go to prison.

496 days ago
23.

KnuckleDragger    

Let's get real here, people. You rag on this guy for not calling a cab. Who, when drunk, calls a cab? Almost no one. Why? Because they're drunk...and no one who's drunk makes a sober decision.

496 days ago
24.

Dan    

I guess that alcohol producers and sellers are the new KKK, just like the NRA.

496 days ago
25.

Linds    

Wonder if Bob Costas will as for a ban on NFL players driving cars?

496 days ago
26.

Ron    

Bob Costas has just called the banning of the sale of alcoholic beverages.

496 days ago
27.

ray    

Another stupid fool destroys a number of lives including his own, because his ego was out of control. He deserves a charge of PREMEDITATED MURDER, not manslaughter, or negligent homicide. He chose to drive drunk, he intentionally drove drunk, sounds like premeditation to me. 30 years no parole.

496 days ago
28.

Ace    

He may have had to drive...blacks can't catch cabs.

496 days ago
29.

Hank Reardon    

Man...now I guess we're going to have to ban cars since NFL players are starting to use them as weapons...

496 days ago
30.

ChatTee    

Oh my gosh! Sounds like its getting dangerous to have the initials "JB" in the NFL.

496 days ago
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