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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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106.

Flayer    

Time to ban alcohol in this "alcohol culture," eh, Costas? Or perhaps a license to drink/buy alcohol with background checks and waiting periods. This means YOU Costas. Oh, and by the way, no armed security for you anymore, either.

582 days ago
107.

Rick Hansen    

I would suppose that Bob Costas would support a ban on automobiles now

582 days ago
108.

Leslie    

Maybe the should be a ban on drinking if you play football, or maybe ban driving cars.

582 days ago
109.

Professor Calvin    

Why is everybody so sad? Jerry Brown died doing what he loved to do, being drunk and hanging out with another stupid drunk who couldn't care less about anyone's life. And for Josh Brent, hope he does hard time and learns the a childhood lesson that Deputy Barney Fife taught us as children, and that is, " Ya plays, ya pays, fool! "

581 days ago
110.

Professor Calvin    

Why is everybody so sad? Jerry Brown died doing what he loved to do, being drunk and hanging out with another stupid drunk who couldn't care less about anyone's life. And for Josh Brent, hope he does hard time and learns the a childhood lesson that Deputy Barney Fife taught us as children, and that is, " Ya plays, ya pays, fool! "

581 days ago
111.

StageCoachDriver    

"Slum Dog Millionaire"

More money than brains

581 days ago
112.

Jo Momma    

Cowboys suck anyway. Go Redskins. I hope hte rest of the cowgirls die in horrible car accidents too.

581 days ago
113.

Paolo    

Stupid people die in stupid ways.

581 days ago
114.

peettt    

Bob costas, lets ban car now. they are killing people...

581 days ago
115.

Serfin USA    

Bob Costas will be commenting on the alcohol culture in the NFL tomorrow during halftime of whatever game he is commentating.

581 days ago
116.

Joe Boyce    

So-o-o-o...Let's ban automobiles!!

581 days ago
117.

Wolf    

NFL=National Felons League.

581 days ago
118.

bgods63    

If the car wasn't there for Josh Brent to put his hands on the wheel and drive, Jerry Brown would be alive today. The Government should mandate that every car sold in America should have a breathalyzer to ensure a driver is sober before the car will start.

581 days ago
119.

a vet    

Tell Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock The Car Culture is to Blame for this tragedy. If Jerry Brown did not have a car, he and Josh Brent would be alive today.

581 days ago
120.

scambs04    

What on earth does this have to do with Jovan Belcher? PLEASE leave that tragedy to rest.

581 days ago
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