Cowboys star Brown dies in car crash, teammate arrested
DALLAS, Texas - NFL player Josh Brent was arrested early Saturday on drunk driving manslaughter charges in connection with a single-vehicle smash that killed Dallas Cowboys teammate Jerry Brown.
According to police, the 24-year-old Brent was driving on Highway 114 at around 2:20 a.m. at a high speed when the vehicle struck a curb causing it to flip before coming to a stop in the middle of the service road, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Brown, 25, was unresponsive at the scene and was taken to a Dallas-area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Brent was the nose tackle for the Cowboys while Brown was a member of the team’s practice squad. The two attended university together.