Dec. 4, 2011; Glendale, AZ, USA; Detailed view of a Dallas Cowboys helmet on the field against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys’ Josh Brent Charged For Manslaughter After Accident Resulted In Teammates Death


July 30, 2012; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent (92) enters the field on opening day of training camp. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Another tragedy has rocked the NFL world.

Just a week after 25-year-old Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend at their home and then fled to the team’s facility where he took his own life, another 25-year-old linebacker has lost their life.

[RELATED: Photo: Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent's mugshot]

Dallas Cowboys practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown has been killed after a fatal car accident. His teammate, Josh Brent, was behind the wheel of the vehicle and charged with intoxicated manslaughter.

Brent was reportedly driving drunk and speeding before flipping his car and killing Brown. The two have been teammates and friends since their time together at the University of Illinois.

Brent was set to start at nose tackle for the team on Sunday against the Bengals.

Per Texas laws, intoxicated manslaughter is punishable by confinement in the Texas Department of Corrections (TDC) for not less than 2 years to 20 years.

Thoughts go out to the Cowboys organization and the families of everyone involved.

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