Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh
Brent has been found guilty of intoxication manslaughter for a December 2012
automobile accident that killed a former teammate.
Brent could face up to 20 years in prison after a jury found him responsible
for the death of Jerry Brown, a linebacker on the Cowboys' practice squad who
did not survive injuries sustained when Brent crashed his Mercedes while
driving with a blood alcohol level well above the legal limit.
The 12-person panel is scheduled to reconvene Thursday to determine Brent's
Brent, who appeared in 44 games over three seasons with Dallas from 2010-12,
has not played in an NFL contest since the accident. He spent the final four
weeks of the 2012 season on the reserve/non-football illness list as a result
of injuries from the incident and announced his retirement over the summer
while awaiting trial on the intoxication manslaughter charges.
The Cowboys selected Brent in the seventh round of the 2010 draft out of
Illinois, where the 25-year-old also was a teammate of Brown. He recorded 44
tackles and 1 1/2 sacks while making five starts during his tenure in Dallas.
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