Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent, facing DUI manslaughter charges, released a statement through his agent Saturday night.
"I am devastated and filled with grief," Brent said in the statement. "Filled with grief for the loss of my close friend and teammate, Jerry Brown. I am also grief-stricken for his family, friends and all who were blessed enough to have known him.
"I will live with this horrific and tragic loss every day for the rest of my life. My prayers are with his family, our teammates and his friends at this time."
Brent was driving a 2007 Mercedes-Benz when he crashed at a construction site near the Cowboys old home, Texas Stadium.
Brown, 25, was recently signed to the Cowboys practice squad. Brown moved in with Brent after he was signed.
Intoxication manslaughter is a second-degree felony in Texas. Brent faces 2 to 20 years in prison, plus a fine of $10,000.
(Photo: Irving Police Department)