Dallas Cowboy Charged After Player Dies in Auto Accident

By Schuyler Dixon | December 11, 2012

  • December 11, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    AJ says:
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    Let’s see Costas come out talking about Bud,Coors now. NOT!

    • December 11, 2012 at 2:02 pm
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      The Cowboys have a real talent for signing dysfunctional players. They are like little children that have to be chaperoned 24/7. Instead of calling for a limo service authorized by the players association, he just takes off drunk. His buddy knew of his history with alchohol and got in with him. On top of that, he probably was not wearing a seat belt or he would be alive. The driver, Brent did not have a scratch on him. He ruined his career and life over this and I hope he gets a lot of years to think his mistake over.

      • December 11, 2012 at 2:08 pm
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        Right on, Agent. I quit watching the thugs play not too long after Jerry Jones bought the team. Wish he would sell them. Long cry from Tom Landry’s era.

  • December 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm
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    I fail to see how the “occupation” has anything to do with this DUI death. Do you think the headlines would read “insurance agent” charged with DUI manslaughter, or “Journalist” charged with DUI manslaughter? These athletes are no more important than anyone else. DUI is a crime no matter who it involves. A life is a life, whether it’s an athlete or a homeless person.

    • December 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm
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      Hey FL, Love them or hate them, the Cowboys have a big national stage and have for years. They used to be good back in the day and had several Super Bowl wins. Now, they are mediocre at best and are known more for their bad boys who have problems. Dez Bryant has a whole entourage that takes him to and from practice, makes sure he is home at a reasonable hour with a personal driver etc. If left to his own devices, he may have had a similar accident with equally tragic consequences.

  • December 11, 2012 at 3:32 pm
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    professional Sports athlete’s feel that they do not have to act responcible for their actions. It’s unfortunate that someone at a young age lost their life. The court system should treat the athletes just like everyone else. He should not get any special treatment because he is a professional athlete. Until professional athlete’s start being responcible for their bad boy behavoir this will continue. Everyone sould be treated the same regardless of who the person is, or their profession. A long prison sentence will give him time to think about the lives he has disrupted.

  • December 11, 2012 at 7:07 pm
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    A person is always thought of as being more malicious or at fault whenever a tragic circumstance arises from those actions. The truth is, he is no more “wrong” than any of us who have driven home from the bar (or a restaurant after dinner, even) after having a few drinks. All it takes is two beers to have a blood alcohol level of .08; the average social drinker has approximately two alcoholic beverages with dinner when out, and then drives…technically while intoxicated. It’s of no surprise that 1 in 10 drivers on the road on any given day are intoxicated. Even greater odds between the hours of 11:00pm and 3:00 AM: 1 in 4. When a person dies in an alcohol-related accident, regardless of the BAC, the person driving automatically gets charged with a DUI. The only difference is whether vehicular manslaughter or homicide is attached to it. So before you judge someone, think back on a time when you drove when you probably shouldn’t have (and luckily made it), and then remember that that unfortunate incident could have just as easily happened to you.
    This was his teammate…his friend. He’s going to have to live with this for the rest of his life. Isn’t that damnation enough?

    • December 12, 2012 at 9:38 am
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      Sorry E, I don’t cut this guy as much slack as you do. This was Brent’s second DUI. The first one was having community service, not allowed to drive for a period of time, big fine etc. The lesson was not learned, obviously. The club they were at may be in trouble with the TABC for serving more liquor to this guy who was obviously drunk. This may test their Liquor Liability coverage assuming they had any. Attornies may be lining up to get this case.

      • December 12, 2012 at 12:55 pm
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        You have to wonder if the Dallas Cowboys can be dragged into this as well. I can hear the arguments now: “You provided Dez Bryant a driver; You knew this person had a previous DUI”.

        • December 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm
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          I wouldn’t be surprised if Brown’s mother sued because her meal ticket has been taken away. She may sue the club that overserved and the Cowboys for lack of supervision on a prior offender. Of course, if they hadn’t signed troubled players and only signed responsible ones, they wouldn’t have to worry about it so much. I am sure Jones will make a generous offer on the remainder of the contract, but this was a practice squad player so he wasn’t in the high salary echelon on the team. There may be other benefits like Life Insurance that will come into play.

          • December 13, 2012 at 12:23 pm
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            @ Agent, I find it so insensitive that you quote, Brown’s mother may sue because her meal ticket has been taken away. First of all he was on the practice squad,so he wasn’t making that much money!!! Do you know his mother personally? What make you think she needs help? Yes she may sue the club that provided drinks to someone that was intoxicated which lead to her son’s death and you probably would do the same if it were your child!!!! Brown’s mother has God on her side as it has been shown, so sue or not she knows where her help comes from and if you don’t let me tell you!!!!!! GOD will Provide!!!!

          • December 13, 2012 at 3:09 pm
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            All I can tell you ksj is to stay tuned and watch the lawsuits fly. It is a very common occurrence that the mothers either live with their sons or he buys her a house or car and pays her bills. The player often has hanger on relatives who depend on his salary for support.

  • December 13, 2012 at 1:30 pm
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    The NFL has rules regarding players deaths. In the instance of the daughter of the Chief’s player that killed his girlfriend, then himself, the daughter will receive $50k per year from the NFLPA until she is 18 or finishes college, should she choose to attend college. On top of that, the other players on the team have kicked in a boatload of money to be put away until she is of age. This doesn’t include the life insurance policy they had.

    Even a practice squad player is part of the NFLPA. I do not know if his family will receive any benefits, but someone had to be listed as his beneficiary and the life insurance policy was part of his benefits package.

  • December 17, 2012 at 10:27 am
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    This guy is out on bail and showed up at the game last night. I think that was in very poor taste. He should have stayed home.

    • December 17, 2012 at 10:58 am
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      I agree 100% Libby. There is no way Brent should have been allowed on the sideline for this game. He is out on bail for intoxication manslaughter of his team mate. I understand the team is going to support him (what a joke). Is Jerry Jones going to pay his legal bills and provide him with a high priced lawyer to get a reduced sentence? This was a second conviction which the guy did not learn from. I have no sympathy for his plight.

      • December 17, 2012 at 11:01 am
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        I know I may have driven when I shouldn’t have after drinking, so I have some empathy for the guy. After all, he killed his teammate and friend. But support or no support, he shouldn’t have been at the game. He needs to show some remorse and not be out on the sidelines of a football game. Shameful!

        • December 17, 2012 at 11:28 am
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          Yes, I saw him grinning and yukking it up with team mates over on the sideline. I don’t think he realizes how much trouble he is in. If this was a first offense, perhaps anyone can make a mistake, but it was his second and he was treated fairly hard with loss of driving privileges, community service and heavy fines. In fact, he had just finally completed the community service when he joined the Cowboys. It didn’t take him long to blow it, did it?



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