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Josh Brent indicted for felony intoxication manslaughter

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In the wake of the wreck that claimed the life of Cowboys practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown, his family said they didn’t want to see Josh Brent prosecuted.

The Dallas County district attorney’s office does not share that sentiment.

Brent was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday for felony intoxication manslaughter, according to USA Today.

The case will next head to criminal court, but no hearing or trial date has been set, according to a spokeswoman for the Dallas County DA’s office. Brent is free on $100,000 bond.

Brent was arrested on Dec. 8 after flipping his car in a one-vehicle accident. Police said his blood-alcohol level was .189, more than twice the legal limit. He suffered minor injuries, but Brown (his college teammate at Illinois) was pronounced dead at the hospital. Brown’s family said neither player was wearing a seat belt.

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12 Responses to “Josh Brent indicted for felony intoxication manslaughter”
  1. thejuddstir says: Dec 26, 2012 5:23 PM

    As he should be. Enough said.

  2. schrump says: Dec 26, 2012 5:37 PM

    I will never understand why these guys drive when they have driving services available. I don’t get it.

    Sad deal.

  3. bigjdve says: Dec 26, 2012 5:52 PM

    I wonder if they will hit him with DUI as well.

  4. phuriousjorge says: Dec 26, 2012 5:55 PM

    The DA was nice enough to wait ’til after Christmas.

  5. boogymanoflamancha says: Dec 26, 2012 6:19 PM

    So he probably won’t be on the sidelines

  6. buckyhamm says: Dec 26, 2012 6:26 PM

    What’s the big deal, probation, and community service …see Leonard Little and Donte Stallworth.

  7. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 26, 2012 6:32 PM

    I’ll never understand why anyone would drive or ride in a car and not wear a seatbelt.
    There really is never any excuse good enough to take that chance.

  8. mumakata says: Dec 26, 2012 6:34 PM

    DUI is a lessar included Offence, he won’t be charged with it.

  9. cometkazie says: Dec 26, 2012 6:55 PM

    Family can have say in sentencing phase but not about being prosecuted.

    What msg does it send the public if he isn’t prosecuted?

  10. alphonse13 says: Dec 26, 2012 9:48 PM

    These guys have to think and use other options on there transportation it’s sad somebody had to die

  11. hushbrother says: Dec 27, 2012 8:40 AM

    Good, lock this clown up so we don’t have to see or hear about him anymore.

  12. vicnocal says: Dec 27, 2012 11:41 AM

    Nobody forced that other guy to get in the car with him.

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