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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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All that money and you couldn't have called a cab what an idiot

693 days ago


This Arrest means nothing to the Dallas cowboys and the NFL he will be bailed out and on the field tomarrow playing.

693 days ago

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693 days ago

Mr. Principal    

There was no mental of intoxication levels. Another tragic happening.

693 days ago


Jordan, you moron. Learn to spell tomorrow and maybe someone will pay attention. And, on the subject of moron, if you play in the NFL you can afford an effing cab. Self-obsessed idiots.

693 days ago


When this dude goes to prison for 20 years, my guess, and it's just a guess, he won't be a bottom.

693 days ago

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693 days ago


Ban Alcohol and Cars.. as knobhead Bob Costas would say.

693 days ago

Jay W.     

A painful way to sober up. Tragedy.

693 days ago


This story disguists me...what is wrong with all these celebrities? Millions of dollars but they can't afford a cab and this is the end result. Someone has died because of it and another person has thrown their life away.

693 days ago


All that damn money

693 days ago


And u driving drunk..u can afford a whole taxi company

693 days ago

HRH Prince Michael    

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693 days ago

Jim in Cali    

Can't wait for liberal gasbag Bob Costas commentary on Sunday Night Football when he calls for the banning of cars too.

693 days ago


Quick, Bob Costas hurry up and blame alcohol and cars!!!

693 days ago
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