Cowboys Nose Tackle, Josh Brent released a statement about the death of his friend and teammate, Jerry Brown. Brent and Brown were involved in a fiery wreck early Saturday morning allegedly caused by Brent’s drunk driving. When policed arrived at the scene Brent was dragging Brown from the burning car. Police found Brown unresponsive and he was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly afterwards. Brent was given a sobriety test and later jailed.
“I am devastated and filled with grief. Filled with grief for the loss of my close friend and teammate, Jerry Brown. I am also grief-stricken for his family, friends and all who were blessed enough to have known him.
Brown and Brent were teammates at the University of Illinois from 2007-09. In 2009 Brent was arrested for a DUI. Brown was expecting his first child and had recently posted the following message to his Facebook page on November 29th about leaving the “fast life” behind.
Brent was released from jail Sunday on a $500,000 bond. His salary for the Cowboys this season, $490,000.