Police think Josh Brent was driving at least 110 mph before crash

AP

Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent, who is facing a charge of intoxication manslaughter in the death of his teammate Jerry Brown, was driving somewhere between 110 and 134 miles per hour before he crashed, according to police documents.

Police documents obtained by NBC 5 in Dallas say Brent was going at a minimum of 110 mph down Highway 114 and may have gone as fast as 134 mph at points around 2:15 a.m. on December 7, just before the crash.

Brent’s car was shown on footage from at least three surveillance cameras at a Dallas Area Rapid Transit station.

Police say Brent’s blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit. Brent, who is free on $500,000 bond, could go on trial this summer.

45 responses to “Police think Josh Brent was driving at least 110 mph before crash

  1. One life destroyed and how many others tragically impacted by arrogant stupidity. Hopefully the justice system will protect the public from this menace and hopefully the NFL/PA and players with sense will exert pressure from within to expose drunk driving for what it is to the players.

  2. Get the man long term treatment and suspend him from the NFL for 1 year so he can do it. Just because he seems to have a chronic disease doesn’t mean he isn’t responsible for his actions. @footballady52 🏈

  3. The only thing dumber than drinking and driving fast is getting in the car with someone else who is…Jerry Brown’s death is not a tragedy, it’s a life-lesson.

    The fact is, it’s just a blessing the only people who paid for this stupidity were the ones being stupid.

  4. Well that certainly is not going to make anyone feel badly about the verdict. Driving that fast is ridiculous. Driving after drinking is stupid and selfish. Driving that fast after drinking is INSANE. Driving that fast after drinking and not wearing a seatbelt is just asking for the situation he currently finds himself in. Hopefully he is not given a slap on the wrist because I just have a feeling he might do the same thing again!

  5. Our justice system is a joke. Most likely this guy will get a lawyer and get probation and about 100 hours of community service (which hell never do a second of) or get sentenaced to rehab. Thats why these athletes do so many dumb things like this, theres no accountabilty. Just a joke when stuff like this happens and these guys walk.

  6. He sure looked like he was upset when he was mucking it up with teammates on the sidelines. JJ should be ashamed of himself. He thinks hes doing a good deed when actually the good deed wouldve been to cut him and blackball him from the organization

  7. It’s also reported that after Brent got sauced, drove with gross recklessness and then wrecked at high speed – but that Brent followed that up by ignoring/refusing his “best friend’s” pleas for help, allowing him to burn alive.

    If that’s true – that takes this to an even darker and more vile place. Absolutely brutal.

  8. Suspend him for a year? What ass did you pull that out of? He’s done in football and was responsible for the death of a man…….5+ years should straighten him out nicely.

  9. I blame both in this accident if Im not drunk and the driver of the car is wasted why are u letting him drive? The Victim is rumored to not have been drinking so A: why arent u driving and B: why would u get in a car with someone that drunk???

  10. I’m not condoning drunk driving but if you are drunk and are driving why do two to three times the speed limit. Your just asking to get a DUI or obviously something worse. Send him to jail for a long time.

  11. Nobody should be surprised at the actions of these idiots. You take a uneducated ghetto moron, and give them millions, and you expect that they all of the sudden turn responsible and smart?

  12. I know everyone’s been calling him an idiot already, I just have to add to it. Idiot!!! 110+?! And drunk on top of that?! What the hell was he trying to do?! NFL teams need to crack down on this crap. Make a car available to drive them home and insist they use it. Even if Jerry has to pull up at the club in that spiffy new bus, it’s gotta be done. And, not that I want to defend the cowboys by any measure, but he wasn’t invited to be on the sidelines by Garrett or Jones, the players wanted him there. The impression I got was that the coaches and front office weren’t happy about it.

  13. Happy to see this is brought up again, remember one died by this guys actions. There is a victum you know and it is not Brent.

  14. Like everybody else has said, yes, moron. Drinking and driving is wrong, and in this case ended tragically. With that said, just to play devils advocate, has anybody driven down 114? Such a horrible road, I wish I could go 200mph and not be aware enough to remember it.

  15. Wonder how many of you model citizens never had a few drinks and then drove. I know you guys were fine lol he made a mistake and to be honest mr brown didn’t have to get in the car or for that fact allow mr Brent to drive. Yes it was stupid but its something stupid that I would say more than half of America has done. That’s being conservative. Either way let the guy that has lived a Divine life throw the first stone and something tells me not many would be thrwon

  16. Once upon a time, even if you hated the Cowboys as a team, you had personal respect for the guys in the organization. Great guys like Roger Starbach. Tom Landry. Ed “Too Tall” Jones. You hated them on the field but respected them as men when they were off of the field. The Cowboys used to have a lot of character in their organization. They were “America’s Team.”

    And then Jerry Jones bought the team and got rid of everything we used to respect about the ‘Boys. The End.

  17. bigdingyguy says: Feb 21, 2013 11:10 AM

    Like everybody else has said, yes, moron. Drinking and driving is wrong, and in this case ended tragically. With that said, just to play devils advocate, has anybody driven down 114? Such a horrible road, I wish I could go 200mph and not be aware enough to remember it.
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    With all the construction on 114 and the constant mess it is, I’m surprised he could get going that fast.

  18. paulsmith107 says:
    Feb 21, 2013 11:46 AM
    Wonder how many of you model citizens never had a few drinks and then drove. I know you guys were fine lol he made a mistake and to be honest mr brown didn’t have to get in the car or for that fact allow mr Brent to drive. Yes it was stupid but its something stupid that I would say more than half of America has done. That’s being conservative. Either way let the guy that has lived a Divine life throw the first stone and something tells me not many would be thrwon
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    This was his 2nd drunk driving incident. He was convicted of this once before. First stone, second stone…whatever, this guy is a fool. He was given one gift when his first drunk driving accident didn’t hurt anyone or himself. What does this guy do with that first gift? Goes out & does it again, this time killing a team mate & a friend.

    He deserves a murder with a deadly weapon charge, put away for a long while.

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