Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 2/21/13

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 07: Josh Brent of the Dallas Cowboys sits on the bench during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on November 7, 2010 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The police department in Irving, Texas has been quite busy with the Josh Brent intoxication manslaughter case that killed former teammate Jerry Brown. Now word is he was driving at “burying the needle” speeds before the tragic crash that killed his friend. The blood alcohol concentration of Josh Brent was made public weeks ago, and back then we learned of the absurd amount of alcohol that a man of his size would have to consume in order to reach the BAC. But now we know that Brent was not just drunk, but driving like we was trying to qualify for the Daytona 500. Dallas Cowboys practice squad lineman Jerry Brown is dead; and Josh Brent is allegedly to blame. The two were also college football teammates; former Illini.  Brent’s speeding car flipped the curb, and Brown died in the wreck. Josh Brent served time for a DUI before the 2009 season at Illinois but was allowed to play that season. He came to Illinois a very highly rated recruit by Ron Zook, but his off-the-field issues cut h...
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