Dallas Cowboys practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown was tragically killed in an accident earlier in the week, when his best friend and teammate made the decision to get behind the wheel of his vehicle drunk. Brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter and now has to live with the fact that he killed his best friend with one tragic mistake.
While many will speak poorly of Brent for his decision, the family and friends of both men understand their close bond and know that there was never an ill intent. Both men made the conscious decision to enter the vehicle and it had a horrifying ending.
Brent has been devastated as he deals with the tragedy, but Brown’s family could be the key to him finding inner peace. They have publicly forgiven Brent and it showed on Tuesday.
The family of Jerry Brown asked that Brent attend their son’s memorial services on Tuesday and the Cowboys nose tackle attended the services with the family of his best friend. Brown’s mother, Stacey Jackson, asked that Brent ride with her to the services. That simple question will likely go a long way with Brent’s healing process.
No one can possibly understand the mental state that Brent has to be in knowing what he has done. While we cannot condone his actions, it is nice to see that the family of his best friend is helping Brent with the grieving process.
For Brent, jail time is not the biggest fear he has to face, it is waking up every day and knowing the result of his decision to get behind the wheel.