Cowboys Player Josh Brent Charged in Fatal Crash

Member of practice squad was killed

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 8, 2012 2:51 PM CST

(Newser) – Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent faces charges of manslaughter and drunken driving after an overnight car crash that killed a member of the team's practice squad, reports AP. Police say Brent was speeding when his car hit a curb and flipped at least once about 2:20am in Irving. Passenger Jerry Brown, 25, a linebacker on the Cowboys' practice squad was killed, reports the Dallas Morning News. Brent, a three-year veteran, had a previous drunk-driving arrest in 2009, reports ESPN. He was not on the team's flight to Cincinnati for tomorrow's game.

Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent (92) causes Philadelphia Eagles running back Bryce Brown (34) to fumble in a game Dec. 2.
Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent (92) causes Philadelphia Eagles running back Bryce Brown (34) to fumble in a game Dec. 2.   (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Josh Brent of the Dallas Cowboys.
Josh Brent of the Dallas Cowboys.   (AP Photo/File)
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