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Sunday
Dec092012

Dallas Cowboys Nose Tackle Joshua Price-Brent Arrested in Teammate's Death

Irving Police Department(NEW YORK) -- Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Joshua Price-Brent was arrested on an intoxication manslaughter charge Saturday after a single vehicle roll-over killed his passenger, Jerry Brown Jr., who had been a linebacker on the team's practice squad and his former teammate at the University of Illinois.

Price-Brent, 24, was allegedly speeding "well above" the posted 45 mph speed limit at about 2:21 a.m. when he hit a curb, causing his vehicle to flip at least one time before landing in the middle of a service road, Irving Police Department spokesman John Argumaniz said.

Authorities were alerted to the accident by several 911 callers, Argumaniz said. When police arrived, they found Price-Brent pulling Brown from his 2007 Mercedes, which had caught fire.

Brown, 25, was unresponsive and was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Argumaniz said.

It was not known where the men were coming from or where they were going, but Argumaniz said officers suspected alcohol may have been a factor in the crash and asked Price-Brent to perform field sobriety tests.

"Based on the results of the tests, along with the officer's observations and conversations with Price-Brent, he was arrested for driving while intoxicated," Argumaniz said.

This is the second week in a row an NFL player has been accused of being involved in another person's death. Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs killed his girlfriend early Dec. 1, then committed suicide while talking to team officials in the parking lot at Arrowhead Stadium.

Price-Brent was taken to a hospital for a mandatory blood draw where he was treated for minor scrapes, Argumaniz said. He was then booked on an intoxication manslaughter charge after it was learned Brown had died of injuries suffered in the crash.

It is expected that results from the blood draw could take several weeks, the police spokesman said.

Price-Brent is scheduled to be arraigned Sunday at 10 a.m., when bond will be set, police said.

The second-degree felony intoxication manslaughter charge carries a sentence of two to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Price-Brent's attorney, George Milner, told KDFW-TV his client is "extremely upset."

"There are no words to explain how upset he is," he said. "The focus, from our standpoint, on behalf of Josh, is Jerry Brown, his family, his loved ones, his friends. This is a tremendous loss to him, this was like losing a little brother."

He suggested that ongoing construction in the area of the crash may have played a role.

"Anyone that's from here knows how much construction is going on out in that area of 114 -- that's hazardous, it's not well-lit at night, it's very difficult to see sometimes," he said. "I've done it sometimes going through there, you don't see these things, and it's changing , it's not as if you know it on Thursday night, and it's the same thing on Friday night, because it seems to change on an almost daily basis. That may have contributed to this."

Price-Brent, a 6-foot-2, 320-pound nose tackle, left the University of Illinois as a junior for a career in the NFL. He was picked up by the Cowboys during the 2010 NFL supplemental draft and has played three seasons with the team.

The Cowboys are set to take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Ohio on Sunday.

"We are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of Jerry Brown," said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in a statement. "At this time, our hearts and prayers and the deepest sympathies are with the members of Jerry's family and all of those who knew him and loved him."

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Saturday
Dec082012

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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Friday
Aug172012

Woman Sues Dallas Cowboys for Burned Buttocks

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(DALLAS) -- The Dallas Cowboys are in the “hot seat” for allegedly failing to protect one of its fans from an excruciatingly hot seat.

Jennelle Carrillo of Cleburne, Texas, has sued the football team and team owner Jerry Jones in Tarrant County District Court for third degree burns to her buttocks that came from sitting on a black marble bench outside the Cowboys Stadium in temperatures that exceeded 100 degrees.

"She was required to be admitted to a hospital and undergo skin grafts and other treatment for her burn injuries," said Carrillo’s attorney, Michael Wash.

The burns occurred when Carrillo was attending the Blue & Silver Debut scrimmage game in August 2010.

The combination of the black marble and hot sun caused the bench to be extremely hot and unreasonably dangerous, she alleges in the lawsuit.

“No signs were posted at or near the bench warning persons not sit on it,” said Wash. “The defendants breached their duty of care by both failing to make the condition safe and failing to adequately warn the plaintiff.”

Wash said Carrillo was wearing full-length pants when she received the burns to her backside.

According to the court filing, Carrillo spent nearly a week in the hospital and endured physical pain and mental anguish, and will continue to suffer damages in the future.

“It’s amazing that we are now responsible for the Texas sun,” the team’s attorney Levi McCathern told ABC News. “Unfortunately, even lawsuits like this have to be defended.”

McCathern said they have never dealt with a lawsuit like this one.

Wash said the lawsuit is in the hands of the Dallas Cowboys’ attorneys, and he is yet to receive a response.

The Cowboys have until Sept. 4 year to respond to the claims.

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