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Josh Brent convicted of intoxication manslaughter

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Former Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent has faced a jury regarding the charge that he drove drunk the night that his friend and former teammate, Jerry Brown, died in an automobile accident.  After two days of deliberations, the jury found Brent guilty.

Via multiple reports, Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter arising from the December 2012 accident.  Brent’s blood-alcohol concentration was measured at 0.18 percent; at trial, a toxicologist testified that, based on Brent’s size, he had 17 drinks.

Brent now faces up to 20 years in prison.  He also could be placed on probation.

On appeal, Brent likely will challenge the decision to admit evidence of the compulsory blood test, given a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that attaches a warrant requirement in some circumstances to the mandatory drawing of blood.

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8 Responses to “Josh Brent convicted of intoxication manslaughter”
  1. JackedUpSports says: Jan 22, 2014 5:08 PM

    sad

  2. dtownsportslions says: Jan 22, 2014 5:16 PM

    Makes take a step back and appreciate everyday you have.

  3. ravenswhat says: Jan 22, 2014 5:33 PM

    The cowboys way.

  4. roadtrip3500 says: Jan 22, 2014 5:46 PM

    And no matter what happens with the sentencing or appeal, this incident still won’t stop NFL players from getting behind the wheel after hoisting a few (too many).

  5. realfootballfan says: Jan 22, 2014 7:06 PM

    Good, hopefully this idiot doesn’t get a tap on the wrist for unnecessarily putting others in danger.

  6. wadaz says: Jan 22, 2014 7:20 PM

    The thing that makes no sense is that NFL players can, way more than the average fan, find a dedicated driver, taxi, limo, rather than a hearse.

  7. charlie2254 says: Jan 22, 2014 8:19 PM

    You can only hope this serves as a wake up call to not only athletes, but to all people in general.

  8. corvusrex96 says: Jan 23, 2014 8:28 PM

    How can he with a straight face plead not guilty to intoxication manslaughter ? There was no other way this was going to end

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