DALLAS (AP) -- A Dallas judge told attorneys Friday to watch what they say about the intoxication manslaughter case against former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent, following a controversial interview the Dallas County district attorney did on local sports talk radio.
Brent is charged with intoxication manslaughter in a December car crash that killed Jerry Brown, a Cowboys practice squad player and former college teammate. Brent, who retired from football Thursday, faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted; his trial is scheduled for September.
His case has received constant attention in the Dallas area, where potential jurors are hearing details that may not be shared at trial. Judge Robert Burns said some of what had been in the media was inaccurate, namely that authorities had proven Brent has had alcohol since his arrest, which would violate his bond.
Brent's attorney, George Milner, asked Burns to step in shortly after Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins was ...