Category: Society / December 10, 2012 12:04 PM EST
Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was released from an Texas jail Sunday (December 9) after posting $500,000 USD bond for charges of intoxication manslaughter in the fatal car crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown Jr.
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett commented on the tragedy:
"We lost a 25-year-old young man who had his whole life in front of him, a teammate, a friend, and it's a real tragedy. We asked our team last night to understand as best they could what happened and somehow, some way try to channel all the emotions they have into honoring Jerry today in their performance."
Brent is accused of being drunk when the car he was driving at a high speed flipped on a state highway and then caught fire.
Brown, 25, who had been in the passenger seat, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital a short time later.
Intoxication manslaughter, a second degree felony, is punishable in Texas by two to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000 USD.