Dec. 4, 2011; Glendale, AZ, USA; Detailed view of a Dallas Cowboys helmet on the field against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys NT Josh Brent Charged With Manslaughter After Killing Teammate In Car Crash

A tragedy has rocked the NFL world once again. This time, it was the Dallas Cowboys who will have to deal with the situation first hand.

Practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown is dead at age 25 after being involved in a car accident. His teammate, Josh Price-Brent, was behind the wheel of the vehicle and charged with intoxicated manslaughter. Brown and Brent had been friends and teammates since their time with the Illinois Fighting Illini before joining the Cowboys.

The Irving Police Department confirmed the incident:

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

Thoughts go out to the family, friends and teammates of Brown.

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