For the second consecutive week, the NFL is reeling from the death of one of its players. Today, Dallas Cowboys' practice squad linebacker, Jerry Brown, was killed when the car in which he was a passenger flipped. The driver, teammate Joshua Brent, was charged with intoxicated vehicular manslaughter.
The Irving (TX) police reported that Brent was driving at high rate of speed when the car hit the outside curb and flipped onto a service road. Brent was given a field sobriety test at the scene which he failed.
Brent and Brown were also teammates at the University of Illinois. In 2009 while still a student there, Brent was also cited for a DUI.
Brown was with the Colts during training camp and was signed to the team's practice squad. He appeared in one game for the team this season, against the New York Jets. The Cowboys signed Brown from the Colts' practice squad earlier this season.
Brown's death comes only a week after Kansas City Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself last weekend.
The Cowboys expressed sympathies for Brown's family, but declined any further statements until after Sunday's game in Cincinnati against the Bengals.
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