Josh Brent court date set for September in intoxication manslaughter case

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Josh Brent's trial date has been set for Sept. 23. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Team officials did not know Cowboys players encouraged Josh Brent to appear on the sidelines Sunday. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is set for a Sept. 23 trial date on charges of intoxication manslaughter after the death of teammate Jerry Brown, Bloomberg's Thomas Korosec and Andrew Harris reported on Monday.

“That’s the date,” Debbie Denmon, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County district attorney's office, told Bloomberg.

In late December, a Texas grand jury formally indicted Brent on one count of intoxication manslaughter in connection with a Dec. 8 crash that killed his friend Brown. Intoxication manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 20 years.

Police say Brent was driving at least 110 miles per hour when he crashed in December, which killed Brown. He failed a field sobriety test and had a blood-alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit.

will not play for Cowboys next season as he awaits trial

to the surprise of many in the organization