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    Tragedy in Dallas

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,1157840.story

    Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is expected in court this morning over Saturday's charge of manslaughter after a car he was driving crashed and killed teammate Jerry Brown Jr.

    Police in the Dallas suburb of Irving said that Brent, 24, was driving at high speed on a state highway at 2:21 a.m. Saturday when the car slammed into an "outside curb, causing the vehicle to flip at least one time before coming to rest in the middle of the service road."

    Brown, who had been in the passenger seat, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital a short time later. Brent suffered "minor scrapes" and was booked into the Irving jail, where he awaited arraignment, police said.

    "Officers at the scene believed alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash," police said, adding that Brent was given a sobriety test. "Based on the results and the officer's observations and conversations with Price-Brent, he was arrested for driving while intoxicated," Irving police spokesman John Argumaniz said at a news conference.

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    Re: Tragedy in Dallas

    That is to bad, brown was on the ticats practice roster but we cut him. It was nice to see him land with dallas, being his favourite team. Sad.
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    Re: Tragedy in Dallas

    Brown's family has asked Brent to meet them at the airport and sit with them at the services.
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    Re: Tragedy in Dallas

    Interesting considering he's responsible for their son's death.

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    Re: Tragedy in Dallas

    Quote Originally Posted by Dude View Post
    Interesting considering he's responsible for their son's death.
    Yea, guys have been friends for a long time reportedly. Went to college together.

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    Re: Tragedy in Dallas

    I still want to know why they were out drinking at 2 am when they have a game in a day and a half.

    I'm not saying that what happened was deserved, but it does seem like strange behavior.

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    Re: Tragedy in Dallas

    Quote Originally Posted by OpIv37 View Post
    I still want to know why they were out drinking at 2 am when they have a game in a day and a half.

    I'm not saying that what happened was deserved, but it does seem like strange behavior.
    Do you go drink on Saturday's?

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    Re: Tragedy in Dallas

    Quote Originally Posted by DraftBoy View Post
    Do you go drink on Saturday's?
    yeah but my job requires me to sit in front of a computer. It doesn't require me to be in peak physical condition.

    I believe you've posted on here that you've done 5k's and the like- do you drink 36 hours before a race?

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    Re: Tragedy in Dallas

    Quote Originally Posted by OpIv37 View Post
    yeah but my job requires me to sit in front of a computer. It doesn't require me to be in peak physical condition.

    I believe you've posted on here that you've done 5k's and the like- do you drink 36 hours before a race?
    Yes and I've drank during the race too.

    Every July 4th during the Peachtree Road Race (10K) they offer free beer every few miles I've grabbed it numerous times.

    The hell night before I PR'd in a 10K I tied one on pretty good, woke up hung over, got to the race, puked and ran the fastest 10K of my life (45:21).

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    Re: Tragedy in Dallas

    Beer before a race is good for you. Every runner knows this.

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