Irving, Texas police confirmed Saturday afternoon that Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent has been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter after an early morning automobile accident killed passenger Jerry Brown, a member of the Cowboys' practice squad, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Brown was 25.
More details via the Morning News:
Brent was responsive and talking to officers when police arrived, authorities said. Brown, the passenger, was unresponsive and rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Brent was given a sobriety test and failed, according to police. He was taken to a hospital where his blood was drawn. He was then taken to the Irving City Jail and booked with a second degree felony charge.
According to police, Brent was driving at a high rate of speed when his car "hit the outside curb," flipped, and came to rest in the middle of the road.
Would it be called manslaughter if a person took out an AK47 and blindly fired it down a busy street and happened to kill someone? I doubt it.