Former Dallas Cowboy Convicted Of Killing Teammate Will Only Spend 180 Days In Jail

Josh Brent, a former defensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys, was sentenced Friday to jail time and 10 years’ probation for killing teammate Jerry Brown Jr. in a DUI car crash in December 2012.

A Dallas county jury has sentenced former Cowboy Josh Brent to 10 years and fined him $10,000 for killing his friend and teammate Jerry Brown Jr. in a car crash while driving drunk in Irvine, Texas, in December 2012. The judge in the case, however, suspended the sentence and Brent will spend just 180 days in jail and serve 10 years probation for the intoxicated manslaughter conviction.

Brent, 25, had a blood alcohol level of .18, more than twice the legal limit, and was driving at least 110 mph at the time of the crash. He also pled guilty to misdemeanor DUI in 2009 and was briefly jailed last summer for violating the terms of his bail by failing two drug tests.

Brent faced up to 20 years for the crime.

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