The trial of former Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent, who is charged with intoxication manslaughter in the crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown, began today. And Brent’s lawyer told jurors that while his client may have been driving dangerously, he wasn’t drunk.
“He is guilty of being stupid behind the wheel of a car,” attorney George Milner said, via the Associated Press. “He is guilty of driving too fast.”
Prosecutor Heath Harris said Brent failed a field sobriety test, and that receipts will show that Brent purchased a large amount of alcohol on the night of the crash.
“This is not a difficult case, ladies and gentlemen,” Harris said. “There will be no disputing the fact that he was drinking that night.”
Milner said the 320-pound Brent can drink more than most people without getting drunk
“Josh Brent is as big as a house,” Milner said.
If convicted, Brent could get up to 20 years in prison.