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Cowboys’ Josh Brent charged with intoxication manslaughter


That incident involving the Cowboys specifically involves nose tackle Josh Brent.

Per multiple reports, Brent is being held on charges of intoxication manslaughter in Irving, Texas.  He was booked at 4:14 a.m. local time.

As a result, Brent won’t be making the trip to Ohio for a game against the Bengals in which Brent would have played a significant role, due to the absence of Jay Ratliff, who has a groin injury.

Brent spent time in jail after a DUI arrest while in college at Illinois.

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20 Responses to “Cowboys’ Josh Brent charged with intoxication manslaughter”
  1. jgava19 says: Dec 8, 2012 2:58 PM


  2. favresweiner says: Dec 8, 2012 3:02 PM

    This has been a terrible week in the NFL

  3. h3min1230 says: Dec 8, 2012 3:03 PM


  4. danielcp0303 says: Dec 8, 2012 3:05 PM

    Sad story. Deserves all the jail time he gets. As a Cowboys fan, I hope the league comes down hard on the franchise. Enough with these losers, you keep putting guys like this on your team and you deserve consequences.

  5. philgrek says: Dec 8, 2012 3:05 PM

    Oh man, this is bad.

  6. fdugrad says: Dec 8, 2012 3:05 PM

    And on and on this destructive behavior goes, in an unceasing, pattern, oblivious to prior tragedies.

  7. larryboodry says: Dec 8, 2012 3:05 PM

    Idiots never learn…

  8. sdemp says: Dec 8, 2012 3:09 PM


  9. jleimer says: Dec 8, 2012 3:10 PM

    And the black cloud over the NFL just got blacker.

  10. 58wolfkennel says: Dec 8, 2012 3:14 PM

    Very sad news. When I was an athlete in college, I remember hearing about an incident at a nearby school in which a young man had been charged with murder after having too much to drink and killing his roommate by driving into a tree. Very tragic events and I remember seeing it all over the news and thinking that our society had degraded quite a bit at that point. Unfortunately, stories like that pale in comparison to what we often see today.

  11. prospero63 says: Dec 8, 2012 3:16 PM

    Sounds like he was involved in an accident that resulted in the death of Jerry Brown.

  12. 2jaylee says: Dec 8, 2012 3:16 PM

    His teammate Jerry Brown died as result.

  13. dredddog says: Dec 8, 2012 3:18 PM

    Start kicking guys out of the league

  14. melikefootball says: Dec 8, 2012 3:48 PM

    Why would you be out drinking, early Saturday morning when you would be getting on a aircraft to fly to Cincy?

  15. skinsgal4life says: Dec 8, 2012 4:29 PM

    No matter what team you root for, this is a tragedy. Again we see that drinking and driving do not mix.

  16. dontstabmeray says: Dec 8, 2012 4:48 PM

    Even guys that make the league minimum have enough cash to hire a driver. How can people be so stupid?

  17. raiderlyfe510 says: Dec 8, 2012 4:53 PM

    You dont even wanna know the time that he would be facing if he got hit with that charge in California with that prior DUI.

    Sad story.

  18. mazblast says: Dec 8, 2012 5:16 PM

    danielcp0303 says:

    Sad story. Deserves all the jail time he gets. As a Cowboys fan, I hope the league comes down hard on the franchise. Enough with these losers, you keep putting guys like this on your team and you deserve consequences.
    I’m not sure what the league CAN do in a situation like this. I’ll grant you that your owner is a first class dipsh**, but I’m sure even he made it clear to his players and staff that cabs/limos were there for the asking. I loathe Jerry Jones as an owner, as a GM, and probably as a person, but I don’t think he’s much to blame here. At some point, it’s a matter of PERSONAL responsibility.

    This is so tragic that even I (a Cowboys loather of well over 40 years’ standing) feel terrible for the Cowboys organization and fans.

  19. gasolinejt says: Dec 8, 2012 6:14 PM

    People need to start being this outraged every time a player gets arrested for a DUI.

    Josh Brent drove drunk. So do dozens of other players every week in the NFL. Most of them don’t get caught, and rarely does something terrible like this happen, but they aren’t any different than Brent. Brent was just unlucky enough that his stupidity resulted in a tragedy.

    Before you throw so much anger at Brent, or the Cowboys, or Jerry Jones (somehow), take a look at the police blotter. I’m sure you don’t have to go very far down the list before you find someone on your favorite team arrested for a DUI. Should they get a pass because they didn’t hurt someone this time? I don’t think so.

  20. gdeli says: Dec 8, 2012 6:19 PM

    Let’s see if he serves 1 DAY in prison. Don’t forget this story.

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