Trial to Begin in Ex-NFL Player's Fatal Wreck 1/13/14
January 13, 2014
DALLAS - A former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle is to go on trial for
the death of a teammate in a drunken-driving wreck.
Josh Brent's trial is expected to start Monday on allegations that he was
driving drunk and caused the death of his friend, college teammate and former
Dallas practice squad player Jerry Brown in a December 2012 crash.
He is charged with intoxication manslaughter, but the jury could also find
him guilty of manslaughter. If convicted, Brent could get anything from
probation to 20 years in prison.
Brent and Brown were headed home early on Dec. 8, 2012, when Brent hit the
side of a highway and flipped his Mercedes. Police said blood tests showed Brent
had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.