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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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316 COMMENTS

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61.

Pop    

Hey Bob Costas!!! It must have been the car. The UAW is the new KKK.

498 days ago
62.

teleplayer89    

If only he had not had access to a vehicle Brown would still be alive. We've got to somehow outlaw vehicles and get them off the streets. it doesn't matter whether it was a legal vehicle. . .I tell you Mr. Brown would still be alive if vehicles were not so easily available in our society.--Bob Costas

498 days ago
63.

Johnny Cannon    

Now of course there will be calls by liberal media to band SUV'S

498 days ago
64.

mrmojo    

Great now we are going to have to listen to Costas rant on about how if there were no cars there wouldn't be tragedies like this. NBC is getting harder and harder to watch.

498 days ago
65.

Johnny Cannon    

Now of corse

498 days ago
66.

Drew    

What will Bob Costas say about this ?

498 days ago
67.

busseja    

Ban cars after all it was the car that did it.

498 days ago
68.

dome    

Wtf is the point of mentioning jovan belcher for. Is it because they both played football or because they're both black. The 2 issues have nothing to do with each other an Harvey as a Jew I'd expect better from you for this blatant sterotype.Not every Jew I know is rich! WTF

498 days ago
69.

Paul    

I wonder if this will cause the point spread to go up or down....

498 days ago
70.

Fuck Celebrities    

I guess he was too smart to use a seatbelt.

498 days ago
71.

chazs2013    

really TMZ do not check grammar when you're writing an article? You're not alone

498 days ago
72.

Phil N    

That idiot Costas will probably blame it on the car.

498 days ago
73.

Daddy-O    

Bob Costas should come on SNF and declare that Jerry Brown would be alive today if Josh Brent did not possess a car.

498 days ago
74.

mouse    

So now we should go against everyone that has pranked anyone ? Ashton Kutcher ? should we bash him now ?

People have lost their mind, it wasn't the DJ's fault.

498 days ago
75.

Joey    

Just another NFL Thug drinking too much with no regard for anyone. I hope that he stays in jail .
It will be interesting to see what the Cowboy organization will have to say about it.
Probably a lot of fluff

498 days ago
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