Dec 2, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent (92) on the sidelines against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Former Dallas Cowboys DL Josh Brent convicted of intoxication manslaughter


Former Dalas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent has been convicted of intoxication manslaughter by a jury in Texas. The conviction comes over a year after Brent crashed his car while intoxicated, killing his friend and fellow Cowboys teammate Jerry Brown.

News of the conviction was first reported by FOX4 in Dallas.

A Dallas County jury has found former Cowboys player Josh Brent guilty of intoxication manslaughter. The former Dallas Cowboys player was accused of drunkenly crashing his car during a night out and killing his passenger, Jerry Brown, who was a close friend and teammate. The jurors will be sequestered overnight in a Dallas hotel.

Brent now faces up to 20 years in prison for the accident which resulted in the death of Brown. Brent’s blood-alcohol was at 0.18 percent which led a toxicologist who testified at the trial to state that he believed Brent had as many as 17 drinks on the night of the fatal crash.

An appeal is expected by Brent, who may end up only getting probation despite the fact he faces up to 20 years in prison.

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