Dallas Cowboys LB Jerry Brown dead in car crash, teammate Josh Brent charged

News out of Irving, TX this afternoon is that LB Jerry Brown, on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad, has died in a car crash. His teammate NT Josh Brent has been charged with "intoxication manslaughter".

“Officers at the scene believed alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash; therefore, Price-Brent was asked to perform field sobriety tests,”  Irving Police Department said in a prepared statement.

“Based on the results of the tests, along with the officer’s observations and conversations with Price-Brent, he was arrested for driving while intoxicated. He was transported to an area hospital for a mandatory blood draw. Once it was learned that the passenger of his vehicle had died as a result of the crash, Price-Brent was booked into the Irving City Jail on one count of Intoxication Manslaughter.”

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones released a statement confirming Brown's death:

“We are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of Jerry Brown,” Jones said. “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.”

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