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Found December 09, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:

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Still hurting over Saturday’s tragic car crash that killed practice-squad member Jerry Brown, the Dallas Cowboys are trying to figure out what they could do to prevent future alcohol-induced incidents.

Former Cowboys running back Calvin Hill is a consultant with the team and he helps organize off-field support programs. He told USA Today’s Jarrett Bell that he is trying to come up with ways to help minimize future problems for the team. Hill says they are considering making electronic interlock devices mandatory for their players.

Hill told Bell they are considering using a device called SafeKey, which forces drivers to past a lights test based on the quickness of their response to stimuli. The SafeKey device apparently tests reaction time, so those who are under the influence would have a difficult time passing. Other similar options they could have include using ignition interlock devices, which require drivers to blow into an electronic monitor that prevents the vehicle from starting if it detects a certain level of alcohol in the breath. These devices are often assigned by courts to people who with a repeat history of DUIs.

“Obviously, we do whatever we can do,” Hill told Bell Sunday. “I don’t know what more we can do. We’re always examining and going over things.”

Brown, who joined the Cowboys roster in October, was a passenger in the car of Josh Brent, a Cowboys defensive lineman who was also Brown's college teammate at Illinois. Early Saturday morning around 2:20 A.M., Brent was reportedly speeding when his car hit a curb and flipped. He walked away with only minor injuries, but failed a field sobriety test shortly after and was then charged with intoxicated manslaughter. 

The NFLPA also has a program that provides rides to players who are unable to drive. However, the player has to reach out in order to get a ride. The program is confidential, so it is not known how many players take advantage of the service.

It is not known whether the players’ union would approve of a team mandating such devices for players but, after Saturday’s tragedy, they might be willing to consider it.

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