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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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46.

Lydia    

If you get in a car with someone who is driving drunk, then you are just as responsible for your death.

591 days ago
47.

pompey    

....Bob Costas will be calling for outlawing automobils.......

591 days ago
48.

john_fernandes    

In other news, Bob Costas made an announcement before the Heisman award ceremony that cars are dangerous and all people should turn to Horse drawn carriages. In further unrelated news slips, trips and falls on horse sh*t have increased, that does not involve horses.

591 days ago
49.

maureen1985    

my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and the Dallas Cowboys Organization. Im a hugh Cowboys fan so its very disappointing having to hear something like this. He will be missed in Cowboys nation!

591 days ago
50.

Majestik    

NFL should institute a new rule, just like drugs. If you drink, you don't not drive, if you do, you get heavily fined, lost wages and sit your ass in the dressing room. Do it twice, kiss your job good-bye. Where I live the regular everyday joe can be fired at the drop of a hat if they are pulled over for DUI. Time for the big leagues to do it.

591 days ago
51.

Hannah Bakk    

This is sad, you're an over football player you can afford a cab!

591 days ago
52.

Bagheera    

You know, with the amount of money these players are paid, they could have their own personal chauffeur drive them everywhere and still have enough left over to buy 12 pacific islands, 11 offspring, 10 baby mamas, 9 child support payments a month, 8 party clubs, 7 restaurants, 6 body guards, 5 fancy sports cars, 4 butlers, 3 maids, 2 nannies, and 1 massage therapist with millions left over to blow on drugs.

591 days ago
53.

Steve    

The NFL has a program called Safe Rides which would guarantee any player a ride home from anywhere. It used to be free but is now $85 which is still nothing to these guys.

591 days ago
54.

Harry James    

Will Bob Costas tell us cars should be taken off the streets this week?

591 days ago
55.

larry    

What do you have to say about this boob costus no handguns involved here

591 days ago
56.

mikhail    

Thank God, they can't blame this on a gun (but you never know, the loonies might find a way to blame it on either the tea party, Christians, guns or GW)....

Plain, pure and simple!! They have no one to blame except themselves!!!

591 days ago
57.

bob    

Bob Costas has called for a ban on cars. I give him credit for being consistent.

591 days ago
58.

Brad    

How long before COSTAS blames the CAR for this.

591 days ago
59.

Pat    

Will Bob Costas blame guns?

591 days ago
60.

matt    

Suppose Costas will go out and say alcohol should be illegal now or perhaps cars.

591 days ago
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