Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent has received forgiveness from the mother of teammate Jerry Brown, who died in a car that Brent allegedly was driving drunk.
The authorities in Texas may not be as forgiving.
According to the Associated Press, the official incident report indicates that Brent’s official blood-alcohol concentration was measured at 0.189 percent. That’s more than twice the legal limit.
Given Brent’s size (he’s listed at 320 pounds), Brent necessarily consumed a high degree of alcohol.
Brent reportedly declined to submit to alcohol testing after the accident. He only complied after Brown died, which removed Brent’s option to refuse to have his alcohol concentration measured.
This means that some period of time passed between the incident and the testing. Which likely means that Brent’s concentration was even higher when he was driving.
Brent has been placed on the Cowboys’ non-football injury list. He faces discipline from the NFL if/when his case is resolved with a finding of guilt. Several years ago, receiver Donte’ Stallworth was suspended one year after pleading guilty to DUI manslaughter.