Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was arrested today on a charge of intoxication manslaughter after a car accident this morning in Irving, Texas, took the life of practice-squad player Jerry Brown, a passenger in Brown’s car.

USA Today reports:

Per a police statement, Brent was driving his car at a high rate of speed at 2:21 a.m. when he hit the outside curb on Route 114, causing the vehicle to flip at least once and then come to rest in the middle of a service road. Brown, a linebacker who was signed to the practice squad in October, was a passenger in the car. Brown was unresponsive on the scene and transferred to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Despite the tragedy, the Cowboys are scheduled to play Sunday in Cincinnati, and in light of last weekend’s gun-control sermon following the murder-suicide involving the Chiefs’ Jovan Belcher, some are wondering if another stern half-time lecture is in store from a certain sportscaster.

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  • Jarhead83

    Or he could claim if streets didn’t have curbs, out-of-control cars wouldn’t kill people…

  • Lord Foggybottom

    $10 bucks says a gun anthropomorphized and made him do it.

  • http://twitter.com/JadedByPolitics JadedByPolitics

    You know what is really sickening about this? I have watched my son’s & their friends ENSURE a designated driver for every time they go out, they each take turns and so some have fun while one will not for that night, and they have kept it fair and so NO ONE feels they have been used. If a couple of young adults such as my sons with their limited amount of $$$ can do such an honest and safe thing why cannot the “superstars”. I will tell you why, because the media has made them above the laws of the land and until that stops more of these murders will happen and lets be clear this Cowboy MURDERED his team-mate!

    • TocksNedlog

      Hey, just for the hell of it, let’s be clear AND truthful about this: he killed his teammate; he did NOT murder him.

      • doc255

        Negligent homicide is still homicide, last time I looked…

        • TocksNedlog

          And the last time I looked, “homicide” only becomes “murder” if there was intent to harm the victim.

          • tredglx

            Does one not also become eligible for murder charges if a death occurs in the commission of another felony? DUI is a felony in Texas, IIRC. Second offense is definitely a felony.

          • TocksNedlog

            In Texas a third DWI conviction is classified as a 3rd degree felony, as is a DWI-related car accident in which another person suffers serious bodily injury; if, as in this case, the serious bodily injury leads to death it becomes manslaughter.
            The ONLY way this could be a murder case would be if they could prove that this guy wrecked his car on purpose.

  • RightThinking1

    “Will Bob Costas call for prohibition?”
    Of highly paid underbrained jocks? I doubt it…

  • RightThinking1

    And, oh yes, this was his second mix-up with DUI. But it’s Ok, because, well, you know…, he’s a pro football guy.

  • MarcoAurelius

    Costas: “You misinterpreted me. I did not call for the banning of cars. I am merely lamenting our car culture. The culture where young men with testosterone like to solve their transportaiton problems by getting in cars. If they had been walking, this would never have happened. More people would be alive today if young people never had access to cars.”

    • http://www.facebook.com/kenna.neel Kenna Neel

      Maybe he’ll blame it on the testosterone? Nah, he’d want to keep his.

      • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

        Bob’s testosterone was lost long ago.

        • tsluf273

          You seem to imply that he ever had any to begin with.

          • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

            True!

  • peteee363

    i sure hope it was a car, and not an suv, because they are already trying to ban those. soon the nfl will need a new stat, besides wins and losses, they will also need to keep track of misdemeanors, felonies, and murders committed by each team. can we give the team with the highest crime rate the o.j. simpson trophy?

  • http://alert-up-usa.com/ AlertUpUSA

    I know this is pretty obvious… But…If we banned cars for the same reason as the anti-gun movement wants to ban guns – “guns kill people” – then that same argument should apply to cars – and with the same logic! There would be a whole lot less deaths on the highway if people didn’t drive them. Or drive them drunk – now that is a loaded weapon looking for a victim.

    Um, Irresponsibility and stupid cannot be legislated out of existence by laws and bans. That is the insane part about the liberal view of gun bans – that they will stop people from shooting each other. How smart is that argument starting to look now?

    • peteee363

      the accident could have been prevented if we would limit all vehicles to a maximum speed limit of 5mph. but then how long would it take to drive to work? i should not have mentioned this, because the liberals will try it next!

  • http://twitter.com/DaveBorlandPhD Dave Borland

    Obviously the connection between all the deaths, including the beatings of fans on rival fans, and deaths from falling from stadium escalators and second levels is all Football, Perhaps Costas would stand by his principles and call for an end to Pro Football? It would only cost him a few million a year. Is he ready to put his money where his foot is??

  • Neil Leininger

    Costas is an idiot, but using a tragedy to make a point is pathetic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

    Costas like I care

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Costas!!! Where you at?????? I want a 5-minute diatribe about the ills of alcohol and how we need to ban the use of automobiles. I mean, we have such a car culture in this country. Dumb ass.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Or if Obama hadn’t bailed out the auto industry.

    GM is alive and Jerry Brown is dead.

    • mhojai

      WELL SAID!

    • Nutstuyu

      +1000!

    • doc255

      How can you SAY that? Clearly, it wasn’t Obama’s fault. He was driving a Mercedes……

    • http://www.facebook.com/carelton.hendricks Carelton Hendricks

      I can only hit ^ ONCE! Dammit!

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    Too bad it’s the wrong Jerry Brown, not Moonbeam

  • Chris Cosby

    We need to stop glamorizing cars in this country — this kid of thing
    would not happen if we all rode around in buses. Don’t blame personal responsibility — the NFL players are not
    responsible for their actions — many are still in their twenties and
    cannot be held responsible.The curb next to the highway is also to blame — one thing I am sure of is if there had not been a curb there Jerry Brown would still be alive today. Don’t blame alcohol either– Budweiser sponsors the NFL….

  • Bigeddie173

    Costas using a tragedy to make a point is wrong, but if we use that logic, isn’t that what we are doing? Making a point? Just a thought.

    • TocksNedlog

      Costas’s “point” was stupid, and there’s nothing wrong with pointing that out.

      • Bigeddie173

        I have no problem pointing out the flaws in his, “logic”, but by us using another tragedy in football, are we sinking to his level? If we are sinking to that level, is that a good thing? Heck, I don’t want to listen to his left wing diatribes either.

        • Nutstuyu

          No. Go eat some broccoli.

          • Bigeddie173

            It was just a question that you didn’t have to be a complete ass in answering. I am not trolling or anything like that. I think Costas is a hypocrite and a left wing loon too. It was a legitimate question. Anyway I dislike broccoli unless you cook it and add some kind of melted cheese to it.

          • tredglx

            It’s not even good then, Ed.

  • papertiger0

    Jerry Brown, deader than a doornail. What? A football player? Awww.

    That sure puts a damper on my mood.

  • papertiger0

    I blame Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis. Who established the precident that minorities who commit murder are exempt of liability if they happen to play football for the NFL.

  • http://twitter.com/ClinkinKY Chris Clinkinbeard

    I blame Bob Costas for Brown’s death. If he hadn’t “mouthed off” about guns, karma wouldn’t have bit him in the ass. Time to make Bob Costas “illegal”.

  • FFlintstone

    Costas should have started his rants years ago. The first time an illegal immigrant killed an American, he should have called for an immediate deportation of all illegals. After the Baseline Rapist, he should have said that “these rapes wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for illegal immigrants”.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    We need to ban cars and booze. For the children and for Bob Costas.

  • TocksNedlog

    In his interview with Bill O’Rielly, Costas all but said that these athletes are too dumb to make it through life without adult supervision — so yeah, if he comments at all it will be to portray this as more proof that we need stricter laws in place in order to protect these dummies from themselves.

  • $38218625

    I can easily see Bob Costas calling for the banning of cars – car and guns have the commonality of giving people the ability to live independently of the government.

    Gun let you defend yourself instead of depending on higher and higher taxation to provide lesser and lesser police protection.

    Cars let you live outside the city and independently of government run public transportation.

    Big government oppressives cannot abide individuals acting in freedom and liberty without the express blessing of their benevolent control.

  • edward cropper

    ck blog for Costas and booze
    http://edwardcropper.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    Bob Costas is an ignorant troll dwarf living his pathetic life vicariously through his acolyte worship of large sweaty and hairy mouth-breathing men wearing jock straps.

    His personal opinion of anything and everything has just as much meaning.

  • http://www.nra.org/ Blackheart_Six

    Preacher Bob! SAVE US!

  • Ronnie Vaughn

    Costa’s come out to New Mexico and see how long your pepper spray lasts. You wouldn’t last a day!

  • Ronnie Vaughn

    Costa’s come out to New Mexico and see how long your pepper spray lasts. You wouldn’t last a day!

  • http://twitter.com/Phelpsy64 Disciple

    Yep, we need to ban cars, because you know that car killed him.

  • http://twitter.com/Phelpsy64 Disciple

    Yep, we need to ban cars, because you know that car killed him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carelton.hendricks Carelton Hendricks

    On the Ted Baxter apology tour on FOX, Costas blamed the shooting on “gangsta rap and the NFL.” Where is the Chris Matthews dog whistle alarm? Are they not racial code words for something? Costas really wants to declare that if the slaves were not freed by the evil republicans, 3 blacks would be alive today because there would be no gangsta rap to rile them up. What a LIBERAL RACIST that small man is. Tonight, he bit his racist liberal tongue.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carelton.hendricks Carelton Hendricks

    On the Ted Baxter apology tour on FOX, Costas blamed the shooting on “gangsta rap and the NFL.” Where is the Chris Matthews dog whistle alarm? Are they not racial code words for something? Costas really wants to declare that if the slaves were not freed by the evil republicans, 3 blacks would be alive today because there would be no gangsta rap to rile them up. What a LIBERAL RACIST that small man is. Tonight, he bit his racist liberal tongue.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carelton.hendricks Carelton Hendricks

    Costas is a well guarded little man by big men with guns. Who probably drinks too much.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kim.brackett3 Kim Brackett

    Love it!! Exactly what i said, so glad to see like minded ppl!!! Those of us that are left and awake!

  • belaglik

    Like the libs needed another reason to take our cars. Thanks a lot, Josh Brent.

    • TocksNedlog

      “Nobody gonna take my car, I’m gonna race it to the ground!”