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Cowboys’ Jerry Brown Jr. sober at the time of crash with Josh Brent

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Dallas Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown Jr. lost his life in an accident with former teammate Josh Brent. Several weeks later, an autopsy has been released.

The report said that Brown Jr. was sober at the time of the accident on December 8th, 2012. Brent is facing an intoxication manslaughter charge in the accident.

Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent stands on the sidelines as the Cowboys take on the Pittsburgh Steelers
Josh Brent stands on the sidelines as the Cowboys take on the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office said that Brown Jr. passed away due to head and neck trauma due to the vehicle overturning. The Medical Examiner’s Office said that Brown had a 0.056 blood alcohol content, which is below the Texas drunk driving law of 0.08 percent.

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The accident caused Brown Jr. to suffer a dislocated neck and a severely bruised spine. Brent is currently free on a $100,000 bond.

The defensive lineman was found to have a 0.18 blood alcohol content, which is twice the legal limit. The investigation determined that neither man was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Brown Jr. has not played a game in the NFL. He had been with the Dallas Cowboys for six weeks, as he signed on as a practice squad player on October 24th, 2012, before the accident.

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Before signing with the Cowboys, he had been with the Indianapolis Colts several times as a practice squad player. He was activated to the active roster on October 9th, 2012 before being released several days later.

Brent had been with the Cowboys from 2010 through 2012.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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