Theballerlife.com has some very sad news to report. Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent was arrested on charges of intoxication manslaughter after killing his teammate, Cowboys practice squad linebacker, Jerry Brown.
Brown died early this morning from injuries stemming from the car accident.
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 was given 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.
Brown had just turned 25, but it seemed that he was coming to a point in his life where he was ready to settle down. Reading this Facebook post just from a few days ago just broke our heart.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the members of Jerry Brown’s family.