Jury selection begins in Brent trial

Updated: January 9, 2014, 4:20 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Jury selection has begun in the intoxication manslaughter trial of former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent, charged in the 2012 car wreck that killed a teammate.

Jurors on Thursday reported to court in Dallas. Brent was present for the start of jury selection in the trial over the accident that killed his best friend, Jerry Brown. Brown was on the team's practice squad.

Prosecutors say Brent was driving drunk during the one-vehicle rollover accident in Irving. Police have said Brent's blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit for driving. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted in the Dec. 8, 2012, accident.

Brent last July retired from the NFL team.


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