Another NFL player in the news. Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent has been arrested on suspicion of intoxication manslaughter after flipping his car in Irving, Texas, in an accident that left fellow Cowboys player Jerry Brown dead, police said Saturday.
Brent’s car was allegedly traveling at high speeds when it hit a curb, flipped and caught fire, according to Irving police, who said officers on the scene “believed alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.”
The car traveled about 900 feet after hitting the curb, said police spokesman John Argumaniz.
When officers came upon the scene, Brent was dragging Brown, 25, from the car, officials told reporters. Brown was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Brent, 24, in his third season with the team, was booked into the Irving City Jail on one count of intoxication manslaughter, police said. It’s considered a second-degree felony, which carries a potential two- to 20-year prison sentence with a maximum $10,000 fine. The police report lists him as Joshua Price-Brent. Source
This comes one week after Kansas City Chiefs lineback Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins and then turned the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide.