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Jerry Brown autopsy shows that his blood alcohol level was below the legal limit

Jerry-Brown-stickerWhile there is nothing an autopsy can reveal that would bring Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown back to life, it can help us raise awareness by learning from the mistakes others have made. As you know, Brown was killed in a car accident last month. His teammate, Josh Brent, was driving the car and has been charged with intoxication manslaughter. Brent’s blood alcohol content was reportedly twice the legal limit at the time of the crash.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Brown’s autopsy revealed that his blood alcohol level was actually below the legal limit of 0.08 at the time of the accident. The reading from fluid in Brown’s eye showed that his BAC was 0.079, while the reading directly from his blood showed it was 0.056.

Hindsight will not change what happened, but perhaps Brown should have been the one driving the car that night. It’s a lapse in judgment that Brent, his family and Brown’s family will have to live with, but hopefully we can all learn something from it. There’s no shame in taking the keys from your friend. There’s even less shame in calling a cab.

H/T Pro Football Talk

Cowboys hold up Jerry Brown jersey after win (Picture)

The Dallas Cowboys did what they could to honor teammate Jerry Brown on Sunday, the day after he died in a car crash. The team laid a No. 53 jersey on its bench for the entire game against the Cincinnati Bengals, and various players held it up after pulling off a last-second 20-19 win.

Defensive tackle Jason Hatcher grabbed the jersey and held it up after the game, and other defensive players like DeMarcus Ware could be seen with the jersey.

The win and recognition of Brown was an excellent tribute to the practice-squad player, who was with the team less than two months before his awful death. The team also reportedly gave Brown’s mother, Stacey Jackson, the game ball after the win.

Here’s a look at the jersey they had on the bench for the game:

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Cowboys reportedly were partying at club before fatal car crash

Several Dallas Cowboys players reportedly were out partying at a club the night of the fatal car crash that killed practice squad player Jerry Brown.

FOX Sports Southwest says Brown and Josh Brent (pictured), who was driving the car, joined about a dozen teammates at Dallas club Privae on Friday. Comedian Shawn Wayans was performing that night.

Dallas media members Richie Whitt and Rebecca Lopez both said the players were partying. A tweet shared by the club’s official Twitter account also said the Cowboys were there.

The players went from partying and hanging out to having two of their teammates involved in a fatal crash a few hours later. It’s incredible how quickly life can change.

Brent, who is in jail and being charged for intoxicated manslaughter, sent out the following statement through his agent:

“I am devastated and filled with grief. Filled with grief for the loss of my close friend and teammate, Jerry Brown. I am also grief-stricken for his family, friends and all who were blessed enough to have known him. I will live with this horrific and tragic loss every day for the rest of my life. My prayers are with his family, our teammates and his friends at this time.”

Jerry Brown indicated in recent Facebook post he was about to be a father

Jerry Brown died in a car crash early Saturday morning when the vehicle his friend and teammate Josh Brent was driving hit a curb and flipped. Brent was arrested and is being charged with intoxicated manslaughter.

What makes the story even more sad is that Brown indicated in a recent Facebook post that was on his way to becoming a father. He also talked about no longer enjoying the fast life.

“Sometimes when I actually get a chance to get away from football I think of how bad I want a family (wife, children) and how the fast life isn’t as fun as it use to be after living it for so long,” Brown wrote in a post dated Nov. 29. “I mean I do have my lil one coming soon and don’t get me wrong I’m overly excited to c her and b everything for her. Its just the circumstances I bring her into aren’t nearly as ideal as I’d like. I had what I wanted in a woman just without the seed. That relationship has been soiled due to the seed I planted. My only hopes are to become a better man and build a stronger connection both ways!!”

Reading a post like this makes the events even more tragic. Brown seemed like he was ready to give up the fast life, but one more night out coupled with some awful decisions cost him his life. It also means a child will be growing up without a father. Just an awful situation all around. We wish the best for his family.

The original Facebook post is below:

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Cowboys’ Josh Brent charged with intoxicated manslaughter after teammate Jerry Brown dies in car crash

Dallas Cowboys practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown was killed in a car crash early Saturday morning, and his former teammate, nose tackle Josh Brent (pictured), was arrested and charged with intoxicated manslaughter as the driver during the incident.

Police say the accident occurred around 2:20 a.m. Saturday in Irving. Brent reportedly was speeding when his car hit a curb and flipped. When police arrived on the scene, they found Brent trying to pull Brown from the car, which was on fire.

Brent failed a field sobriety test and was given a blood test at a hospital. He had minor injuries, and his charges were upgraded after Brown died.

Brown and Brent were teammates at the University of Illinois. Brent has 35 tackles on the season for the Cowboys. Brown was signed to the practice squad in late October, but never was part of the active roster.

What’s troubling about Brent’s role in the crash is that he has a prior DWI. He pleaded guilty for driving while intoxicated in 2009 and sentenced to two years probation, 60 days in jail, and 200 hours of community service.