Dallas Cowboy lineman Josh Brent was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter after a crash that killed Cowboys practice-squad player Jerry Brown.

According to USA Today, Brent was speeding early Saturday morning, hit a curb and flipped his car.  Brown was a passanger in the car was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Brent failed the sobriety test and had his blood taken at the hospital.

Dallas Cowboy's owner Jerry Jones released a statement:

'We are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of Jerry Brown. 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.'

Tim Beckman, the head coach at the University of Illinois, where both Brown and Brent both played, Tweeted of Brown's death on Twitter.


Brent, who plays nose tackle for the Cowboys was set to play Sunday against Cincinnati.  He did not make the trip.

This is the second tragedy to hit the NFL in a week.  Last Saturday, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher was accused of killing his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself.

Source: USA Today