IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent was accused in the fatal car crash of teammate Jerry Brown. Early Saturday, Brent said that he still trying to deal with the death of his teammate and very best friend, Jerry brown.
After posting a $500,000 bond last Sunday, Brent was released from jail in the Dallas suburb. The grieving Cowboys, despite of their grief, won a 20-19 victory over the Bengals in Cincinnati minus Brent who was supposed to begin the game.
It was a tragedy when Brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter in the accident that caused the death of 25-year-old Brown, an expectant father who just got a place with Cowboys practice squad.
Brent stated that Jerry Brown was his very best friend, and it was difficult to get over his passing. He did not give any answer in ask for a message to the brown family.
Brent arrest took place at the scene of the accident last Saturday due to suspicion of driving while under the influence. The charge was accelerated to intoxication manslaughter after Brown died.
George Milner, legal counsel of Brent complained that his client’s bond was set at 16 times higher as compared with any accused not playing for the Dallas Cowboys. Milner continued that Brent is devastated and will bring him home where his family is around to support him.
The 63-year-old Theresa Clark Brown, grandmother of the deceased said that her grandson lived for football, loving the sports intensely. He promised them that he would play professional football full time..
Milner said that the two athletes, Brent and Brown met in college and became close friends during their three seasons at the University of Illinois. In fact, Brown was living with Brent during the six weeks he spent with the Cowboys.
Brown’s death didn’t alter his family’s view of his friendship with Brent, who has been previously charged with driving under the influence while a player at Illinois in 2009.
According to court records, for the charge made in Illinois, Brent was sentenced to 60 days in jail and two years of probation among other sanctions.
A probable cause affidavit released last Sunday by the Irving police officers recounted that they detected a moderate odor of alcohol emanating from Brent’s breath and that he admitted to consuming alcohol at a club. Police said Brent submitted a blood sample at the hospital on Saturday.
Brown’s mother, Stacey Jackson confirmed that Brown was expecting a child and will be due in two more months,” Jackson said that Brown’s baby daughter is going to be well loved and she will have scrapbooks and everything to show her what type of father she had.
The fatal mishap occurred hours before Brent was his way to a team flight to Cincinnati. The opponent team, the Bengals held a moment of silence before Sunday’s game, joined by the Cowboys who bowed their heads. Dallas quarterbacks Tony Romo and several other players placed their hands over their hearts.
Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones said the team grieved over Brown’s death and made no mention of Brent who was to have played in the first 12 games and was expected on defense because of injuries to Jay Ratliff.
Cowboys’ spokesman Rich Dalrymple said the team will hold a private memorial service for Tuesday in the Dallas area.
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