Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.18, more than twice the legal limit, after crashing a vehicle that killed a teammate. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent had a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit when he crashed his vehicle early Saturday that killed his teammate Jerry Brown, reports the Dallas Morning News.
Authorities in Irving, Texas have charged Brent with intoxication manslaughter and he is free on $500,000 bond. According to reports, Brent's blood alcohol level was 0.18 and the legal limit in the state of Texas is .08 percent. Brent reportedly failed field sobriety tests after the crash and refused to take a breathalyzer test.
Brent, 25, is in his third NFL season and the team placed him on the reserve/non-football illness list earlier in the week.
A spokesman for the Irving Police Department said Wednesday that investigators may present the evidence they have in the case to the Dallas County district attorney’s office as soon as Thursday.