Irving, TX (Sports Network) - Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Price-
Brent was arrested early Saturday morning on intoxication manslaughter charges
involving a car accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown.
According to the Irving Police Department, Brent, 24, a resident of Irving,
was driving on Highway 114 at around 2:20 a.m. at a high rate of speed when
the vehicle hit the outside curb causing it to flip at least one time
before coming to rest in the middle of the service road.
Price-Brent was identified as the driver and was contacted by police officers,
but Brown was unresponsive and was taken to an area hospital, where he was
later pronounced dead. He was 25.
"We are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of Jerry
Brown," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. "At this time, our hearts and prayers
and deepest sympathies are with the members of Jerry's family and all of those
who knew him and loved him."
According to the police report, officers at the scene believed alcohol was a
contributing factor in the crash. Based on field sobriety tests, Price-Brent
was arrested for driving while intoxicated and was taken to a local hospital
for a blood draw. He was booked into the Irving City Jail on a count of
Brown, a former defensive lineman at Illinois, was listed as a linebacker on
the Cowboys practice squad this season.
Price-Brent was expected to start in Cincinnati on Sunday because Jay Ratliff
is battling injuries. Price-Brent, who has started five games this season, was
jailed for misdemeanor DUI while a student-athlete at Illinois.
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