Dallas Cowboy Killed in Crash, Teammate Charged

Jerry Brown died Saturday in a car accident in which fellow Cowboy Josh Brent was driving.


After last weekend's violent and sad incident involving Jovan Belcher, the NFL took another hit on Saturday when Dallas Cowboy Jerry Brown died in a car accident. The New York Daily News reports that Brown's teammate Josh Brent was behind the wheel.

Police said Brent, 24, was speeding down an Irving, Tex., road when his car stuck a curb, causing the vehicle to flip at least once before coming to rest on a center median.

Brown, 25, a practice-squad linebacker, was found unresponsive at the scene. Emergency workers took him to a local hospital, but he couldn't be saved.

Police conducted a field sobriety test on Brent at the scene of the accident and arrested him when he appeared to be intoxicated.

The charges against Brent were upgraded after Brown died.

Read more at the New York Daily News.

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.  

The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.