News

Ex-Cowboys Brent sentenced in crash that killed teammate

Ex-Cowboys Brent sentenced in crash that killed teammate

SENTENCED: Former Dallas Cowboys NFL football player Josh Brent, right, stands with Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee in court after closing arguments in his intoxication manslaughter trial Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Waco, Texas. Photo: Associated Press/LM Otero

DALLAS (AP) — Jurors have sentenced former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent to 180 days in jail and 10 years of probation for a drunken car crash that killed his friend and teammate, Jerry Brown.

The jury delivered its verdict Friday.

Brent was convicted Wednesday of intoxication manslaughter for the crash near Dallas that killed Brown, who was a passenger in Brent’s car. Brent could have gotten up to 20 years in prison.

The men were headed home from a night out with teammates when Brent lost control of his Mercedes and crashed. His blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit to drive.

Brent played defensive tackle for the Cowboys and Brown was a linebacker on the practice squad. They also played together at the University of Illinois.

Latest Stories

in National, World

CDC: Ebola cases could hit 1.4M by early next year

Fresh
ebola

Between 550,000 and 1.4 million people in West Africa could be infected with the virus by 2015, according to a report issued on Tuesday.

in National

Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in prison

Fresh
binladensoninlaw

A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison following his conviction on terrorism charges.

in National, World

U.S., Arab allies launch first strikes in Syria

syria

The U.S. and Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time, killing dozens of Islamic State fighters.

in Entertainment

Jada Pinkett Smith signs on to ‘Magic Mike’ sequel

jada

The star says she has been cast in a role that was initially intended for a man.

in National

Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov

obamacare

The government's own watchdogs say they tried to hack into the site and found a critical vulnerability.