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July 18, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent has retired. Brent, facing an intoxication manslaughter charge in the death of teammate Jerry Brown, announced through the team Thursday that he was stepping away from football. "This is the right decision for me, and something I have given a lot of thought to," said Brent, 25, in a Cowboys news release. "I am at a point where my main focus is all about getting the priorities in my life in order. Those priorities are more important than football.
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January 22, 2014 | Staff and wire reports
Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter Wednesday for a fiery wreck that killed his teammate and close friend, Jerry Brown . He faces up to 20 years in prison for a December 2012 wreck after a night of partying with fellow Cowboys players. He could also get probation. Jurors in Dallas took about nine hours over two days to convict Brent, who was led from the courtroom in handcuffs as family members sitting in the front row of the gallery sobbed.
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December 18, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Josh Brent was on the Dallas Cowboys sideline Sunday, cheering on his teammates while facing intoxication manslaughter charges from the car crash that killed practice squad member Jerry Brown. He won't be there again this season. ESPN is reporting that team and league sources said Brent's presence on the sideline during this week's game was inappropriate and that the nose tackle would not be permitted there again this year. Brent's season was ended early last week when he was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list following the Dec. 8 crash.
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July 18, 2013 | Wire reports
Daniel Summerhays rebounded from a disappointing finish last week in Illinois to take the lead Thursday in the rain-delayed first round of the Sanderson Farms Championship at Madison, Miss. Four days after squandering the final-round lead in the John Deere Classic, Summerhays shot a nine-under-par 63 to open a three-stroke lead. He had an eagle and seven birdies in a bogey-free round in steamy conditions. Will Claxton, Michael Bradley and Jonathan Randolph shot 66. The entire afternoon group was unable to finish because of storms that hit the course in suburban Jackson.
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January 22, 2014 | Staff and wire reports
Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter Wednesday for a fiery wreck that killed his teammate and close friend, Jerry Brown . He faces up to 20 years in prison for a December 2012 wreck after a night of partying with fellow Cowboys players. He could also get probation. Jurors in Dallas took about nine hours over two days to convict Brent, who was led from the courtroom in handcuffs as family members sitting in the front row of the gallery sobbed.
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January 23, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff was arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving in Grapevine, Texas, on Monday night. Ratliff's pickup truck collided with an 18-wheeler and Ratliff did not even realize he had caused a wreck when officers questioned him at the crash scene, according to Grapevine police. No one was injured in the accident. "He had no idea how the crash occurred; and so I would just leave it at that," Senior Police Officer Sam Shemwell said. Ratliff refused sobriety tests at the scene and was arrested.
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July 18, 2013 | Wire reports
Daniel Summerhays rebounded from a disappointing finish last week in Illinois to take the lead Thursday in the rain-delayed first round of the Sanderson Farms Championship at Madison, Miss. Four days after squandering the final-round lead in the John Deere Classic, Summerhays shot a nine-under-par 63 to open a three-stroke lead. He had an eagle and seven birdies in a bogey-free round in steamy conditions. Will Claxton, Michael Bradley and Jonathan Randolph shot 66. The entire afternoon group was unable to finish because of storms that hit the course in suburban Jackson.
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December 26, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent has been indicted on one count of intoxication manslaughter for his role in the car accident that claimed the life of teammate Jerry Brown on Dec. 8. Police in Irving, Texas, say Brent was speeding when his vehicle struck a curb and flipped, killing Brown, who was a passenger in the car. Brent's blood-alcohol limit was 0.18, more than twice the legal limit. Intoxication manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Brent could be eligible for probation.
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December 9, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent, who was scheduled for a hearing on charges of intoxication manslaughter stemming from a car crash that claimed the life of teammate and friend Jerry Brown on Sunday, released a statement expressing grief and sorrow over the fatal accident. “I am devastated and filled with grief,” Brent's statement read. “Filled with grief for the loss of my close friend and teammate, Jerry Brown. I am also grief-stricken for his family, friends and all who were blessed enough to have known him. “I will live with this horrific and tragic loss every day for the rest of my life.
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December 13, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Dallas Cowboys lineman Josh Brent reportedly had a blood alcohol level that was more than double the legal limit when he crashed his car, killing his teammate Jerry Brown. Brent, 25, had a blood alcohol level of 0.18, according to the Dallas Morning News, which cited an unnamed law enforcement source. The legal limit is 0.08. The 321-pound Brent refused a breath alcohol test right after the accident early Saturday. Because there was a fatality, however, police were allowed to draw his blood without his permission.
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July 18, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent has retired. Brent, facing an intoxication manslaughter charge in the death of teammate Jerry Brown, announced through the team Thursday that he was stepping away from football. "This is the right decision for me, and something I have given a lot of thought to," said Brent, 25, in a Cowboys news release. "I am at a point where my main focus is all about getting the priorities in my life in order. Those priorities are more important than football.
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January 23, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff was arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving in Grapevine, Texas, on Monday night. Ratliff's pickup truck collided with an 18-wheeler and Ratliff did not even realize he had caused a wreck when officers questioned him at the crash scene, according to Grapevine police. No one was injured in the accident. "He had no idea how the crash occurred; and so I would just leave it at that," Senior Police Officer Sam Shemwell said. Ratliff refused sobriety tests at the scene and was arrested.
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December 26, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent has been indicted on one count of intoxication manslaughter for his role in the car accident that claimed the life of teammate Jerry Brown on Dec. 8. Police in Irving, Texas, say Brent was speeding when his vehicle struck a curb and flipped, killing Brown, who was a passenger in the car. Brent's blood-alcohol limit was 0.18, more than twice the legal limit. Intoxication manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Brent could be eligible for probation.
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December 18, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Josh Brent was on the Dallas Cowboys sideline Sunday, cheering on his teammates while facing intoxication manslaughter charges from the car crash that killed practice squad member Jerry Brown. He won't be there again this season. ESPN is reporting that team and league sources said Brent's presence on the sideline during this week's game was inappropriate and that the nose tackle would not be permitted there again this year. Brent's season was ended early last week when he was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list following the Dec. 8 crash.
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December 13, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Dallas Cowboys lineman Josh Brent reportedly had a blood alcohol level that was more than double the legal limit when he crashed his car, killing his teammate Jerry Brown. Brent, 25, had a blood alcohol level of 0.18, according to the Dallas Morning News, which cited an unnamed law enforcement source. The legal limit is 0.08. The 321-pound Brent refused a breath alcohol test right after the accident early Saturday. Because there was a fatality, however, police were allowed to draw his blood without his permission.
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December 12, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
The death of Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown in a car accident just gets sadder and sadder. According to a witness, teammate Josh Brent, who was driving the car when it crashed, had to be begged repeatedly to pull Brown from the burning wreckage in which he was trapped. Stacee McWilliams was one of the first two people to come across the crash scene, she told the Dallas Morning News. "When I first pulled up to the scene, there was a little bit of a flame coming from the flipped vehicle, like in the engine area.
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December 12, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
The death of Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown in a car accident just gets sadder and sadder. According to a witness, teammate Josh Brent, who was driving the car when it crashed, had to be begged repeatedly to pull Brown from the burning wreckage in which he was trapped. Stacee McWilliams was one of the first two people to come across the crash scene, she told the Dallas Morning News. "When I first pulled up to the scene, there was a little bit of a flame coming from the flipped vehicle, like in the engine area.
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December 8, 2012 | By Sam Farmer and Andrew Khouri
A Dallas Cowboys player was arrested Saturday on charges of intoxication manslaughter after a rollover accident in Irving, Texas, that killed a teammate, police said. Police arrested defensive tackle Josh Brent, 24, after an early-morning accident that killed passenger Jerry Brown, 25, a linebacker on the Cowboys practice squad. Police said Brent was driving his car at a high rate of speed at 2:21 a.m., when he hit the outside curb on Route 114. The car flipped at least once before coming to rest in the middle of a service road.
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December 9, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent, who was scheduled for a hearing on charges of intoxication manslaughter stemming from a car crash that claimed the life of teammate and friend Jerry Brown on Sunday, released a statement expressing grief and sorrow over the fatal accident. “I am devastated and filled with grief,” Brent's statement read. “Filled with grief for the loss of my close friend and teammate, Jerry Brown. I am also grief-stricken for his family, friends and all who were blessed enough to have known him. “I will live with this horrific and tragic loss every day for the rest of my life.
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December 8, 2012 | By Sam Farmer and Andrew Khouri
A Dallas Cowboys player was arrested Saturday on charges of intoxication manslaughter after a rollover accident in Irving, Texas, that killed a teammate, police said. Police arrested defensive tackle Josh Brent, 24, after an early-morning accident that killed passenger Jerry Brown, 25, a linebacker on the Cowboys practice squad. Police said Brent was driving his car at a high rate of speed at 2:21 a.m., when he hit the outside curb on Route 114. The car flipped at least once before coming to rest in the middle of a service road.
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