Former Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent faces charges of intoxication manslaughter, arising from a December 2012 car accident that claimed the life of his friend and teammate, Jerry Brown.
The trial has ended, and the jury will return on Wednesday to deliberate Brent’s fate. Via the Associated Press, the jury met for roughly 3.5 hours on Tuesday.
Brent has challenged the quality of the prosecution’s evidence against him, which includes a blood-alcohol measurement of 0.18 percent and testimony from a toxicologist that, given Brent’s size, he consumed 17 drinks that evening.
Brent retired from the Cowboys last year. If he avoids prison time, he could decide to try to return to the NFL.