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Dallas Cowboys NT Josh Brent Being Charged with Intoxicated Manslaughter

December 8th, 2012 at 12:53 PM
By Nick Sharp

Reports are streaming in the Dallas Cowboys NT Josh Brent is being processed and charged with Intoxication Manslaughter in an Irving jail today. The reports are coming in via WFAA Dallas Fort-Worth.

Brent, the former 7th round pick, has had drunk driving issues in the past. He also served time for drunk driving charges while attending college at Illinios. This offense represents his second DUI is less than four years. If convicted, Brent faces a minimum of 2-20 years in jail.

At this time, we can neither confirm nor deny whether or not the allegations in regards to the person he killed being a teammate. Reports are now naming that possible teammate as Dallas Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown.


***UPDATE*** It looks like it was in fact LB Jerry Brown killed during the crime. Brown had been added to the Cowboys practice squad earlier this year, and was also Brent's teammate at the University of Illinois 

Brent's mugshot via Twitter

Brent has played extensively this season, especially with the continued injury status of Pro-Bowl NT Jay Ratliff. He has excelled during his time and has been a bright spot on an otherwise under-whelming defensive line.

Jerry Jones had this to say about the accident: "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."

More on this story as it develops. 

Tags: Dallas, Dallas Cowboys, Football, Jerry Brown, Josh Brent, Manslaughter, NFL

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