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Starting Cowboys NT Josh Brent Arrested For Intoxication Manslaughter

The Dallas Cowboys were preparing to fly to Cincinnati for this weekend's game when news surfaced that starting NT Josh Brent has been arrested for intoxication manslaughter.

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According to a Dallas sports radio station, there has been a developing incident involving two Cowboys players that could impact Dallas' defensive starting lineup against the Bengals on Sunday. Mike Fisher with 105.3 The Fan is tweeting that all non-team personnel have "been asked to temporarily exit" the team plane.

Fisher followed that up with a tweet that nose tackle Josh Brent was booked by Irving Police on an intoxication manslaughter charge early Saturday morning.

Brent had started five games, largely replacing starting nose tackle Jay Ratliff, who is expected to miss his third consecutive game this weekend against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fisher adds that the incident may involved practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown.

According to Pro Football Talk, Brown was actually the victim.

Here is the link to the Blogging the Boys news report and thread.

According to the Irving Police department report of the incident:

"Officers at the scene believed alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash; therefore, Price-Brent was asked to perform field sobriety tests," a statement from the Irving Police Department said. "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. He was transported to an area hospital for a mandatory blood draw. Once it was learned that the passenger of his vehicle had died as a result of the crash, Price-Brent was booked into the Irving City Jail on one count of Intoxication Manslaughter."\

According to Richie Whitt with 105.3 The Fan, Brown and Brent, former teammates at the University of Illinois, were partying as a Dallas club called the Privae Friday night. Newy Scruggs on the Dallas NBC affiliate tweets that according to the police report, Brent was drunk while speeding when he flipped his car, killing teammate Jerry Brown.