Two Dallas Cowboys football players were involved in a fatal car accident in early December in which Jerry Brown Jr. lost his life, according to sources. Brown Jr. was riding with teammate Josh Brent on Highway 114 in Dallas.
Brent lost control of the car and it overturned around 2 a.m. on December 9. Brown was pronounced dead on the scene, having suffered blunt force trauma to his head and neck. Police reports indicate that Brent was given field sobriety tests and was arrested on suspicion of DUI after he failed them.
Brent and Brown were longtime friends, having played together at the University of Illinois. Brent plead guilty to a driving under the influence charge in 2009 while the two were in college.
“First of all we all know, but we remind ourselves that there is something more important than football, and this is life, and certainly the lost life of Jerry,” said Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Unfortunately this is not the first time NFL players have had issues with drinking and driving, and it will probably not be the last. In June, three NFL players were arrested for drinking and driving in a six-day span.
The NFL offers a car service to all of its players free of charge to prevent incidents like these. Some NFL players refuse to use the service because they distrust it, and they believe the team and coaches will become aware of their late-night indiscretions.
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