I do not condone or excuse Brent's decision to drive drunk, nor Brown's decision to ride with him. Those irresponsible choices led to the premature death of one man, and a career-ending criminal charge for another.
HOWEVER, Brent will live the rest of his life knowing he killed his best friend and roommate. Those guys had been by each other's sides since college and had roomed together both at school and as members of the Cowboys rosters. I can still feel an immense sadness for Brent while accepting he's ultimately culpable in his friends death....because he did not intentionally kill the guy. Hell, before he realized Brown was dead he tried to save him from the vehicle. He loved the guy; he just made a very, very, very stupid decision. And he'll pay for that decision....whether he serves time or not.