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. (Read more Dallas Cowboys stories.)

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