Judge Sets $500K Bond on Brent

Cowboys are 'grieving,' Jerry Jones says

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 9, 2012 3:20 PM CST

(Newser) – Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent entered no plea at his arraignment in the death of teammate Jerry Brown today, and a judge set bond at $500,000, CNN reports. Brent was returned to jail following the hearing; his lawyer said the $500,000 figure was more than the team had authorized him to post. "I'd say the bond is 16 times higher than it would have been for anybody that doesn't play for the Dallas Cowboys," he tells CBS. Brown has been charged with intoxication manslaughter, which carries a potential 2- to 20-year sentence.

In an affidavit released today, police say Brent's car traveled 900 feet after hitting the curb. They say Brent was pulling Brown from the wreckage when they arrived, and that he refused to take a blood test. Earlier the 25-year-old told USA Today he was "devastated" over the incident. "I will live with this horrific and tragic loss every day for the rest of my life." His teammates feel much the same way, owner Jerry Jones said during a TV pregame show today. "I think that our team is grieving," he said. The Cowboys bowed their heads for a moment of silence before today's game, the AP reports.

Dallas Cowboys players hang their heads during a moment of silence honoring teammate Jerry Brown who was killed in an automobile accident prior to today's game against the Bengals.   (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
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