Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Garrett says team still supports Josh Brent
By Calvin Watkins
MOBILE, Ala. -- A Dallas County jury is deciding Tuesday whether former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman, Josh Brent is guilty of drunk driving, which resulted in the death of best friend and former practice squad player Jerry Brown, the Dallas Morning News reported.
The jury began deliberations around 11 a.m. CT, and asked the judge a question about evidence during the process.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said the team continues to support Brent. During the trial, current players Barry Church and Danny McCray testified and Sean Lee arrived to court on Tuesday to support Brent, according to the Dallas Morning News.
"Our support for Josh has been unwavering since the start of this thing and that simply continues," Garrett said from the Senior Bowl on Tuesday. "Obviously a very tragic situation for Jerry Brown and his family and for Josh Brent. This is a process you go through and we're supportive of him and were just hopeful the outcome is something that’s certainly justified and allows him to continue on with his life. It's a very tragic situation and that hasn't changed."
Garrett said he's followed the case, "from a distance."
In December 2012, Brent left a party and crashed his car as he was driving home with Brown as the passenger. Brown died on the scene. Brent had a blood alcohol level of 0.10, two times the legal limit of 0.08.