(DALLAS) — Investigators may present evidence as early as Thursday about Dallas Cowboys lineman Josh Brent’s intoxication level the night he was involved in a crash that killed his teammate.
There’s been some dispute about Brent’s actions at the crash scene, with some witnesses saying the Cowboys defensive tackle backed away from the burning car as Jerry Brown Jr. cried for help.
Now the Dallas Morning News reports that Brent’s blood alcohol level was .18 percent, more than twice the limit to legally drive.
Brent was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with intoxication manslaughter after a car crash in which his teammate, linebacker Jerry Brown was killed.
The 25-year-old Brown was a member of the Cowboys practice squad. He was Brent’s teammate at the University of Illinois for three seasons.
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