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.
Cowboys' Josh Brent arrested after car crash kills teammate Jerry Brown http://t.co/hzr7cVip Bob Costas to blame "car culture" at halftime
— kbdabear (@kbdabear) December 8, 2012
— Anthony Proctor (@Raindawg) December 8, 2012
— Herrmann8er (@Herrmann8er) December 8, 2012
— Greg Story (@kb5yrk) December 8, 2012
"If Josh Brent didn't have a car, Jerry Brown might be alive today." – Bob Costas #CarControl
— Add your name (@corrcomm) December 8, 2012
This is the 21st Amendment's fault. The alcohol culture of pro athletics is too much. Without alcohol, Jerry Brown would be alive. #costas
— Slade Gilmer (@SladeGilmer) December 8, 2012
So will Bob Costas next talk about an 'alcohol culture in America' on SNF given the DUI that killed Cowboy's Jerry Brown?
— Dan McConchie (@DanMcConchie) December 8, 2012