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Dallas Cowboys DL Josh Brent Arrested, Facing Intoxication Manslaughter Charges

3:35 PM, Dec 8, 2012   |    comments
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Irving Police Department

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent is facing an intoxication manslaughter charge after a one-vehicle accident that killed linebacker Jerry Brown, a member of the team's practice squad.

Irving police spokesman John Argumaniz said the accident happened about 2:20 a.m. Saturday in the Dallas suburb. Argumaniz says 24-year-old Brent was speeding when the vehicle hit a curb and flipped at least once.

Argumaniz says 25-year-old Brown was found unresponsive at the scene and pronounced dead at a hospital.

The police spokesman says officers conducted a field sobriety test on Brent and arrested him. The charge was upgraded after Brown was pronounced dead.

Cowboys VP Stephen Jones told USA TODAY Sports: "It's sad. Very sad. It's tragic for everybody."

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