(IRVING, Texas) — Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with intoxication manslaughter after a car crash in which teammate, linebacker Jerry Brown was killed.
“It appears as if he was traveling at a high rate of speed,” said Irving police spokesman John Argumaniz. “At which time his vehicle touched or impacted the outside curb of the service road, causing his vehicle to flip at least one time.”
The 25-year-old Brown was a member of the Cowboys practice squad. He was a teammate of Brent at the University of Illinois for three seasons.
“I am devastated and filled with grief,” Brent said in a statement through his agent, Peter Schaffer. “Filled with grief for the loss of my close friend and teammate, Jerry Brown. I am also grief-stricken for his family, friend and all who were blessed enough to have known him. I will live with this horrific and tragic loss every day for the rest of my life. My prayers are with his family, our teammates and his friends at this time.”
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