Entries in Basketball Player (3)


Dallas Cowboys Player Kills Teammate in DWI Accident

Irving Police Department(DALLAS) -- Josh Price-Brent, a 24-year-old defensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys, is charged with intoxication manslaughter after a single-vehicle accident that killed 25-year-old line backer Jerry Brown Jr., according to the Irving Police Department.

Irving police spokesman John Argumaniz said the accident occurred around 2:21 a.m. on Saturday in the Dallas suburb, and Price-Brent was speeding when the vehicle hit a curb and flipped over.

Officers arrived on the scene and identified Price-Brent as the driver. The passenger, Brown Jr., was transported to a local hospital and was later pronounced deceased.

Police believe Price-Brent may have been intoxicated after giving him a sobriety test and are testing Price-Brent's blood samples for confirmation.

Price-Brent is being held at Irving City Jail.

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Former NBA Player Javaris Crittenton Arrested, Faces Murder Charge

Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Former Los Angeles Lakers player Javaris Crittenton has been arrested at a Southern California airport in connection with the Aug. 19 shooting death of a 23-year-old Atlanta woman.

Crittenton, who was recruited by Georgia Tech and drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, was arrested Monday night at Orange County's John Wayne Airport after checking in for a Delta Air Lines flight bound for Atlanta, according to FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.  Crittenton was arrested without incident by FBI agents with assistance from the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

The 23-year-old basketball star was wanted in connection with the shooting death of Julian Jones in Atlanta.

According to ABC News Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV, police say Jones was walking near her home in southeast Atlanta on Aug. 19.  Jones, a mother of four, was with two men.  A black Chevrolet Tahoe carrying Crittenton drove up and Crittenton allegedly shot at one of the men, who he suspected stole jewelry from him in an April 21 robbery.

The two men fled after Jones was shot in the leg; she died during surgery later that day.

Following his arrest, it is unclear if Crittenton will make an initial appearance in federal court or be taken directly to Atlanta to face state charges there.

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High School Basketball Player Dies After Making Game Winning Shot

Thomas Northcut/Thinkstock(FENNVILLE, Mich.) -- A star basketball player from Michigan's Fennville High School died Thursday after leading his team to victory.

According to a hospital spokeswoman, 16-year-old Wes Leonard collapsed Thursday night after hitting a game-winning shot in overtime.  Leonard fell to the floor as people began rushing the court.

He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.  The cause behind his collapse is still unknown.

Leonard was not only a star basketball player, but also the quarterback for the school's football team.  His winning basket Thursday night brought the Fennville Blackhawks to a 20-0 season.

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