Dallas Cowboy accused of manslaughter gets out on bond

(CBS)- Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent was released on bond Sunday (12/9), after being charged with "intoxication manslaughter" in connection with his fellow teammate Jerry Brown's death.

Brown, 25, a member of the Dallas Cowboy's practice squad, was riding in a car driven by Brent near Dallas, Texas Saturday (12/8), when their car struck a curb on a highway outer road and overturned.

When police arrived on the scene they found Brent pulling or dragging Brown from the vehicle which was burning.

Brown was rushed to a hospital, but doctors there pronounced him dead.

Police believe Brent was speeding and they have charged him with "intoxication manslaughter" in connection with Brown's death.

Brent was released from jail in the Dallas suburb of Irving, Texas, after posting 500-thousand dollar bond.

His release came about an hour after the Cowboys secured an emotional 20-19
victory in Cincinnati with a field goal on the final play. Brent was supposed
to start the game.

Right now Brent says he's "just trying to deal" with the death of his teammate
and "very best friend".


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