Wow. For the second weekend in a row, an NFL has been involved in a murder. According to the Dallas Morning News, Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent has been arrested and charged with intoxicated vehicular manslaughter by the Irving Police Department following an accident early Saturday morning that claimed the life of Cowboys practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown.
Brent and Brown were former teammates at the University of Illinois.
According to the report, Brent was traveling at a high rate of speed when his vehicle “hit the outside curb”, causing it to flip over and come to rest in the middle of the road. Price-Brent was given a field sobriety test, which he failed, and had blood drawn at a local hospital before booked on the second-degree felony by the Irving PD.
Brown was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The Cowboys have issued the following statement (via ESPN Dallas):
“We are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of Jerry Brown,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. “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.”