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Josh Brent's trial begins

Updated: January 13, 2014, 4:53 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent wasn't drunk, as police contend, when he wrecked his Mercedes in a crash that killed a teammate, Brent's lawyer told jurors Monday during his opening statement at Brent's trial.

Brent is charged with intoxication manslaughter in the December 2012 death of his friend and former college teammate, Jerry Brown, who had made the Cowboys' practice squad that season. If convicted of that charge or of manslaughter, Brent faces up to 20 ...

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