IRVING - Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Joshua Price-Brent was arrested in the early hours of Saturday for intoxication manslaughter after a single-vehicle rollover crash that killed Jerry Brown Jr., a linebacker on the Cowboys' practice squad.
Price-Brent was driving on the northbound service road of Highway 114 at about 2:20 a.m. when his car hit a club while traveling at a high rate of speed, flipping over into the middle of the road, according to an Irving police press release.
Believing alcohol to have played a role, officers gave a a field sobriety test, which authorities said he failed. The nose tackler was booked into the Irving City Jail on one count of intoxication manslaughter.
Price-Brent was selected in the 2010 NFL Supplemental Draft after leaving the University of Illinois as a junior. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DUI in college. Players enter the NFL Supplemental Draft because they missed the filing deadline for the NFL Draft or issues developed that effected their eligibility, such as academic or disciplinary matters.
Price-Brown and Brent were college teammates at the University of Illinois.
The Cowboys were told of Brown's death Saturday while on a grounded place set to head to Cincinnati for the Sunday game.
The Irving police will answer questions from the media about the case at 3 p.m.