Cowboys Josh Brent Faces Charges in Fatal DWI Crash!
“We are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of Jerry Brown,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a statement. “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.”
“Sad news for the Illini #Family today,” Illinois coach Tim Beckman tweeted. “Jerry Brown, former Illini and current NFL player has passed away. Keep him in your prayers.” – espn
The Dallas Cowboys lost two players in a one-vehicle DWI crash in a Dallas Suburb early this morning! The driver, Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent, was charged with intoxication manslaughter, and the passenger, Cowboys defensive end Jerry Brown, was killed in the crash! The accident happened around 2:20 am; Brent was speeding (and intoxicated), hit a curb, and flipped the vehicle at least once. Brown, 25, was unresponsive at the scene, and pronounced dead at the hospital (Irving, TX)
Ironically, Brent and Brown were both Illinois teammates, and were reunited when Brown was signed to the Cowboys’ practice squad earlier this season. Brent was signed by the Cowboys straight out of Illinois, and played three seasons there.
Brent already had a 2009 drunken driving arrest in June 2009 (in Champaign County, Illinois) , and served two years probation and 60 days in jail as part of a plea agreement. Brent will be facing a lot of jail time. He will quickly face the reality of losing a friend, a teammate, and daylight for a long time. Sad day in Dallas. Our condolescences go out to friends and family of Jerry Brown. R.I.P.