Ex-Cowboy Josh Brent Released From Jail Following Drunk Driving Conviction | KERA News

Ex-Cowboy Josh Brent Released From Jail Following Drunk Driving Conviction

Jun 16, 2014

Former Dallas Cowboys tackle Josh Brent was released from jail Sunday after he was convicted for a drunken automobile crash that killed a teammate.

Josh Brent was convicted in January of intoxication manslaughter for the December 2012 crash that killed Jerry Brown, a Cowboys practice squad player.
Credit DallasCowboys.com

  Brent, 26, was convicted in January of intoxication manslaughter for the December 2012 crash that killed Jerry Brown, a Cowboys practice squad player. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years' probation.

It was not immediately clear whether he would be required to report to a rehab facility to complete his six-month sentence, which was expected to end in July. But KXAS-TV (Channel 5) reports that Brent has requested to be transferred to a rehabilitation facility. 

Brent crashed his Mercedes sedan on a suburban Dallas highway on the way back from a nightclub. Brown was in the passenger's seat. Witnesses recalled seeing Brent trying to pull Brown from the wreckage of the vehicle. Tests later showed Brent to have a blood-alcohol level of 0.18 percent, more than twice the legal limit for drivers in Texas.