Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was arrested early Saturday morning for intoxication manslaughter after a one-vehicle accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown.
According to Irving police, Brent's car was traveling at a high rate of speed on a State Highway 114 service road before it hit the outside curb at approximately 2:30 a.m. The car flipped at least one time and skidded an estimated 900 feet before coming to rest in the middle of the service road, police said.
Brent was trying to drag Brown from the burning car when police arrived at the scene. Brown was unresponsive and taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Brent, a three-year veteran, was booked in the Irving city jail at 4:14 a.m. Saturday morning. Brent faces a second-degree felony charge punishable by two to 20 years in prison. His bond will be set Sunday morning.
Brown was signed to the Cowboys' practice squad earlier this season. He was also Brent's college teammate at Illinois.
"We are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of Jerry Brown," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a statement. "At this time, our hearts and prayers and deepest sympathies are with the members of Jerry's family and all of those who knew him and loved him."