Just one week after Jovan Belcher, formerly of the Kansas City Chiefs, shot his longtime girlfriend before driving to Arrowhead Stadium and turning the gun on himself, tragedy has struck the professional ranks yet again.
Jerry Brown was sitting in the passenger’s seat of the car of his friend and teammate, Josh Brent, when Brent flipped the car over, killing Brown.
Another 25-year old, Brown had been a member of the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad.
Brown and Brent had been friends since their days together at the University of Illinois, but now Brent must deal with potential criminal charges stemming from his drunken driving.
The Cowboys’ starting nose tackle was charged with intoxicated manslaughter of his friend.
Texas law states that should he be convicted, he must serve no less than two years, and a maximum of 20 years, in prison.
What had already been one of the toughest weeks in recent NFL memory just became ever more difficult for the NFL family.
Sincerest condolences to the Brown family following their loss.
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