IRVING, Texas - Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent has been arrested in Irving, Texas following an early-morning crash that killed a teammate, police said Saturday.
According to reports, Brent was on a service road of Highway 114 in Irving and flipped.
Irving police spokesman John Argumaniz said the accident happened about 2:20 a.m. Saturday in the Dallas suburb. Argumaniz said Brent was speeding when the vehicle hit a curb and flipped at least once.
Argumaniz said Jerry Brown was found unresponsive at the scene and pronounced dead at a hospital.
The police spokesman said officers conducted a field sobriety test on Brent and arrested him. The charge was upgraded after Brown was pronounced dead.
Argumaniz said Brent was arrested for investigation of intoxication manslaughter, a second-degree felony. His full name is Joshua Price-Brent.
Brown was a linebacker on the Cowboys' practice squad. The team was told about the death and the arrest just before flying to Cincinnati for a Sunday game.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones issued a statement Saturday afternoon:
"We are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of Jerry Brown. At this time, our hearts and prayers and deepest sympathies are with the members of Jerry's family and all of those who knew him and loved him."
Brown and Brent were college teammates at the University of Illinois.