DALLAS (AP/KSDK) - A Dallas jury has convicted former Cowboys player Josh Brent of intoxication manslaughter in a wreck that killed a teammate.
The jury on Wednesday found Brent guilty in a December 2012 wreck in suburban Dallas that killed Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown, who was Brent's close friend and also his college teammate. Brown was a graduate of Vashon High School in St. Louis
Brent faces up to 20 years in prison, though he's also eligible for probation.
Brent and Brown were heading home from a nightclub, where they had partied with other Cowboys players, when Brent lost control of his Mercedes.
He was found to have a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.
Brent's attorneys argued authorities' blood tests were flawed and that their client was a bad driver, but not drunk at the time of the crash.
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