former practice roster player killed in car accident

From the Sportsnet site:

"IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys practice-squad linebacker Jerry Brown was killed in a one-car accident Saturday and teammate Josh Brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter.

Irving police spokesman John Argumaniz said the accident happened about 2:20 a.m. Saturday in the Dallas suburb. Brent was speeding when the vehicle hit a curb and flipped at least once, Argumaniz said.

Argumaniz says the 25-year-old Brown was found unresponsive at the scene and pronounced dead at a hospital.

The police spokesman says officers conducted a field sobriety test on Brent and arrested him. The charge was upgraded after Brown was pronounced dead.

"We are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of Jerry Brown," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a statement released by the team. "At this time, our hearts and prayers and deepest sympathies are with the members of Jerry's family and all of those who knew him and loved him."

The team said in a statement that Brent was not on the team flight to Cincinnati, where the Cowboys play the Bengals on Sunday.

Brent has played in all 12 games this season and has been a bigger presence on defence with starting nose guard Jay Ratliff battling injuries. He made his first career start the season opener against the New York Giants and has 35 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks.

The Cowboys signed Brown to their practice squad Oct. 24, but he hasn't been on the active roster.

NOTE: Brown spent time on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats practice roster for part of the 2011 season."

I hope he gets more punishment than the slap on the wrist that heatley got. way more

Its his second DUI!

Rob Ramage was sentenced to 4 years in prison (far too lenient still) under similar circumstances, so there is hope for a semblance of justice.

and as the driver has committed a second DUI offense, a 15-20 year sentence should be in order, although sadly unlikely to transpire.

this crime was no accident. The driver intentionally got behind the wheel knowingly while intoxicated, and with a passenger.
no excuses can be made.

About 1,500 people a year die in Canada from alcohol-related accidents on roads, recreational vehicles and boats.
That's about 4 deaths every day.
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18 charges in Hamilton for Novemeber.

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Although I too hope for justice. I feel it's more important and I wish to give my condolences to his family and friends. :frowning: