Josh Brent, a defensive player for the Dallas Cowboys, was arrested on charges of intoxication manslaughter after an accident in Irving, Texas claimed the life of his teammate Jerry Brown.
According to USA Today,Brent was driving his car on Rout 114 when he hit a curb and caused the car to flip. His teammate Brown was a passenger in the car and was unresponsive on the scene. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Brent did not pass a sobriety test.
The Cowboys team plane left for Sunday’s game in Cincinnati against the Bengals after the team was informed. Team owner Jerry Jones expressed his condolences in a statement:
“We are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of Jerry Brown. 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.”