For the second weekend in a row, the NFL has seen the loss of life of one it’s players from a senseless tragedy. Last weekend it was Jovan Belcher who killed the mother of his child and himself before Sunday’s game. Today, Dallas Cowboy’s Josh Brent decided to go out driving while drunk, ended up flipping his car, and killing teammate Jerry Brown. Will Jason Whitlock and Bob Costas lecture America that it’s finally time to ban cars now? Police charged the Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent with intoxication manslaughter Saturday after he flipped his car in a pre-dawn accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown. Come on anti-car leftists! Let’s hear from you!e You know banning cars would be great for the environment, and cut down on energy usage and consumption! Why not?
Irving police spokesman John Argumaniz said the accident happened about 2:20 a.m. Saturday in the Dallas suburb, hours before Brent was to be on a team flight to Cincinnati for the Cowboys’ game Sunday against the Bengals.
Argumaniz said the 25-year-old Brown – a practice-squad linebacker who also was Brent’s teammate at the University of Illinois for three seasons – was found unresponsive at the scene and pronounced dead at a hospital.
Brown’s death was the second tragedy to hit the NFL in a week. Last Saturday, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend before killing himself in front of his coach and general manager.
“We are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of Jerry Brown,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a statement. “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.”