After nine hours of deliberations, a Dallas jury found former Cowboy DT Josh Brent guilty in the DUI manslaughter death of his teammate Jerry Brown. He faces anywhere from probation to 20 years in prison.
According to prosecutors, Brent’s blood alcohol level was 0.18 at the time of the fatal crash.
Brent has been publicly forgiven by Brown’s mother, and he has the support of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and many of his former teammates. Will that be enough to win him probation? Dallas prosecutors are pushing for prison time, and the Dallas judiciary may be feeling a backlash from the “affluenza” case that garnered national headlines a few weeks ago.
A date for sentencing has not yet been announced.