Josh Brent court date set for September in intoxication manslaughter case

Tuesday March 26th, 2013

Josh Brent's trial date has been set for Sept. 23. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Josh Brent's trial date has been set for Sept. 23. (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. Last week, the Dallas Morning News reported that Brown will not play for Cowboys next season as he awaits trial. The week after the fatal crash, Brown appeared on the Cowboys sideline, to the surprise of many in the organization.

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