Black Sports Online is reporting that Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent has been arrested and is being charged with intoxication manslaughter, after an early morning car crash killed teammate and linebacker Jerry Brown.
The Irving, Texas police department is reporting that Brown died early this morning, and that Brent has been charged.
“Officers at the scene believed alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash; therefore, Price-Brent was asked to perform field sobriety tests,” a statement from the Irving Police Department said. “Based on the results of the tests, along with the officer’s observations and conversations with Price-Brent, he was arrested for driving while intoxicated. He was transported to an area hospital for a mandatory blood draw. Once it was learned that the passenger of his vehicle had died as a result of the crash, Price-Brent was booked into the Irving City Jail on one count of Intoxication Manslaughter.”
More details to come as they are released.