Hours after former Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter in the death of fellow former Cowboy Jerry Brown, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has issued a brief statement on the matter.
“We understand the very serious nature of this situation and express our concerns for all of the families and individuals that have been affected by the tragedy of Jerry Brown’s death,” Jones said.
Brent and Brown were friends and former college teammates who went out together in December 2012. According to court testimony, Brent drank excessively and then got behind the wheel, with Brown as his passenger. Brown was killed in the subsequent crash.
Brent faces up to 20 years in prison.