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    Cowboys nose tackle Joshua Brent charged with intoxication manslaughter

    Bob Costas will want to ban alcohol and cars after reading this story

    According to the Dallas Morning News, Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Joshua Brent has been arrested and charged with intoxicated vehicular manslaughter by the Irving Police Department following an accident on East State Highway 114 early Saturday morning that claimed the life of Cowboys practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown.

    Brent and Brown were teammates at the University of Illinois.

    According to the report, Brent was traveling at a high rate of speed when his vehicle "hit the outside curb", causing it to flip over and come to rest in the middle of the road. Brent was given a field sobriety test, which he failed, and had blood drawn at a local hospital before booked on the second-degree felony by the Irving PD. According to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com, Brent was trying to drag Brown from the burning car when the police arrived on scene.

    Brown was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    Cowboys nose tackle Joshua Brent charged with intoxication manslaughter | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports

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    Re: Cowboys nose tackle Joshua Brent charged with intoxication manslaughter

    What a tragedy. Drinking + Driving = Bad Things Happen.

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    Re: Cowboys nose tackle Joshua Brent charged with intoxication manslaughter

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Bob Costas will want to ban alcohol and cars after reading this story

    According to the Dallas Morning News, Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Joshua Brent has been arrested and charged with intoxicated vehicular manslaughter by the Irving Police Department following an accident on East State Highway 114 early Saturday morning that claimed the life of Cowboys practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown.

    Brent and Brown were teammates at the University of Illinois.

    According to the report, Brent was traveling at a high rate of speed when his vehicle "hit the outside curb", causing it to flip over and come to rest in the middle of the road. Brent was given a field sobriety test, which he failed, and had blood drawn at a local hospital before booked on the second-degree felony by the Irving PD. According to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com, Brent was trying to drag Brown from the burning car when the police arrived on scene.

    Brown was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    Cowboys nose tackle Joshua Brent charged with intoxication manslaughter | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
    I don't understand how people "with money" could EVER drink and drive. Call a freakin' cab. Hire a limousine. And why ON EARTH would anyone get into a car with them? This wasn't just a case of slowed reflexes caused by "a buzz." When you're going so damned fast that you hit and curb, flip and burst into flames, you're on Venus.

    Frankly? I'm beginning to have little sympathy for people who get into cars with others who are blind drunk. They're as guilty as the driver.
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    Re: Cowboys nose tackle Joshua Brent charged with intoxication manslaughter

    Poor guy. Could have happened to anyone. Trying to drag his best friend out of a burning car.

    Now his career is over, and he'll probably serve some time. Sad.

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    Re: Cowboys nose tackle Joshua Brent charged with intoxication manslaughter

    I'd agree, except I've done it myself more times than I can count, probably on that same freeway. Some people just roll the dice and get lucky, others don't.

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I don't understand how people "with money" could EVER drink and drive. Call a freakin' cab. Hire a limousine. And why ON EARTH would anyone get into a car with them? This wasn't just a case of slowed reflexes caused by "a buzz." When you're going so damned fast that you hit and curb, flip and burst into flames, you're on Venus.

    Frankly? I'm beginning to have little sympathy for people who get into cars with others who are blind drunk. They're as guilty as the driver.

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    Re: Cowboys nose tackle Joshua Brent charged with intoxication manslaughter

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Now his career is over, and he'll probably serve some time.
    2-20, and he needs it.

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    Re: Cowboys nose tackle Joshua Brent charged with intoxication manslaughter

    Well, this certainly is a tragedy, but both were old enough to know better. Now one is dead and other one's career is over and will be doing prison time. What a waste of two lives!!!

    I hope they don't want to ban cars now. Where's Bob Costas??
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    Re: Cowboys nose tackle Joshua Brent charged with intoxication manslaughter

    How ****ing much could it possibly cost to hire a discrete driver? Probably a hell of a lot less than these fools spend just on drinks.

    If you're rich and too damned stupid to hire a driver when you're out getting ****faced, I WANT you to die.

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    Re: Cowboys nose tackle Joshua Brent charged with intoxication manslaughter

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I don't understand how people "with money" could EVER drink and drive. Call a freakin' cab. Hire a limousine. And why ON EARTH would anyone get into a car with them? This wasn't just a case of slowed reflexes caused by "a buzz." When you're going so damned fast that you hit and curb, flip and burst into flames, you're on Venus.

    Frankly? I'm beginning to have little sympathy for people who get into cars with others who are blind drunk. They're as guilty as the driver.
    Because they are young, stupid, and believe themselves to be 'invincible'.
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    Re: Cowboys nose tackle Joshua Brent charged with intoxication manslaughter

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Poor guy. Could have happened to anyone. Trying to drag his best friend out of a burning car.

    Now his career is over, and he'll probably serve some time. Sad.
    Poor guy my arse - he deserves nothing but scorn and ridicule for his stupid actions.
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