Cowboys’ Brent indicted in death of teammate

Brent is charged with intoxicated manslaughter in the death of his closest friend.

(SportsData) — Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was formally indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on one count of intoxication manslaughter stemming from the Dec. 8 automobile crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown. The Dallas County (Texas) Attorney’s Office confirmed the indictment. Brent is free on $100,000 bond.

According to Irving (Texas) police, Brent was driving at a “high rate of speed” when his car hit the curb, flipped over and came to rest in the middle of the road. When officers arrived on the scene, Brent was responsive. Brown was unresponsive and transferred to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Brent, who reportedly had a blood-alcohol level of .18, was charged with intoxication manslaughter following Brown’s death.

Intoxication manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, with the eligibility for parole. A court date has yet to be scheduled.


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