By all accounts, Dallas Cowboys players Jerry Brown and Josh Brent were friends. And like friends do in all walks of life, not just pro athletics, they were celebrating Friday night with a drink.
Then a drink allegedly became two and two may have become however many were required for Brent to be legally intoxicated, which police have now charged him with being when they say he sped down an Irving, Texas, highway at around 2:20 a.m., flipped his car and ultimately tried to pull his friend from the burning wreckage.
According to the police report, this was the scene officers arrived to early Saturday morning -- a desperate Brent trying to save his friend. It is the one that makes my heart hurt the most, mostly because he failed.
Two friends: One is dead, the other in jail charged with being responsible for his death.
There is so much tragedy in this one decision -- to drive after drinking rather than call a cab, or a friend, or somebody associated with the team. Better to call and...