Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman, Josh Brent has been charged with intoxication manslaughter for an accident that caused the death of his teammate Jerry Brown.

Irving police spokesman John Argumaniz said the accident happened about 2:20 a.m. Saturday in the Dallas suburb, hours before Brent was to be on a team flight to Cincinnati for the Cowboys’ game Sunday against the Bengals.

According to the report, Brent was traveling at a high rate of speed when his vehicle “hit the outside curb”, causing it to flip over and come to rest in the middle of the road. Brent was given a field sobriety test, which he failed, and had blood drawn at a local hospital before booked on the second-degree felony by the Irving PD. Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reported that Brent was trying to drag Brown from the burning car when the police arrived on scene.

Brown was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.   READ MORE

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