Dallas County jury has found former Cowboys player Josh Brent guilty of intoxication manslaughter.
The former Dallas Cowboys player was accused of drunkenly crashing his car during a night out and killing his passenger, Jerry Brown, who was a close friend and teammate.
Brent and Brown, a linebacker on the Cowboys’ practice squad who also played with Brent at the University of Illinois, were headed home from a nightclub where they had been partying with fellow Cowboys when Brent lost control of his Mercedes, causing a fiery accident. Officers who arrived on scene said Brent was seen trying to pull Brown’s body from the wreckage.
Prosecutors say Brent was driving as fast as 110 mph at the time of the crash and that blood tests showed his blood alcohol content was 0.18 percent, which is more than twice Texas’ legal limit to drive of 0.08 percent.
Prosecutors allege that the burly, 320-pound defensive tackle had as many as 17 drinks on the night of the crash.
The jurors will return Thursday for the punishment phase, where Brent faces up to 20 years in prison or could get probation.