Former Illinois defensive lineman Jerry Brown was killed early Saturday in a one-car accident, and a teammate has been charged in his death. From ESPN:
DALLAS — Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was arrested early Saturday morning for intoxication manslaughter after a one-vehicle accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown.
Irving police spokesman John Argumaniz said the accident happened about 2:20 a.m. Saturday in the Dallas suburb. Brent was speeding when the vehicle hit a curb and flipped at least once, Argumaniz said.
Argumaniz says the 25-year-old Brown was found unresponsive at the scene and pronounced dead at a hospital.
Brent, a three-year veteran, was booked in the Irving, Texas city jail at 4:14 a.m. Saturday morning.
Brown was undrafted and played on the Cowboys’ practice squad. He played at Illinois from 2007-09.