josh brent

Josh Brent

*Wow, another Saturday and it’s another tragedy in the NFL.

Last Saturday, as we reported, Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, then he put the same gun to his head and committed suicide.

Now comes news that a Dallas Cowboys player has been arrested in the death of a teammate in Irving, Texas, reports ESPN.

Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was set to make his sixth start of the season Sunday. Instead he will post bond from an Irving, Texas, jail after being charged with intoxicated manslaughter after a car accident in which teammate Jerry Brownwas killed early Saturday morning.

If found guilty, Brent could face two to 20 years of prison time.

According to Irving police, Brent’s car was traveling at a high rate of speed on a State Highway 114 service road before it hit the outside curb at approximately 2:30 a.m. The car flipped at least one time and skidded an estimated 900 feet before coming to rest in the middle of the service road, police said.

When the police arrived, Brent was attempting to pull Brown, a practice squad linebacker, from the burning Mercedes.

Irving police spokesman John Argumaniz said officers conducted a field-sobriety test on Brent and arrested him.

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