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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2012, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Josh Brent leaves the field after the New York Giants defeated the Cowboys 31-14 in an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. Brent is facing an intoxication manslaughter charge after a one-vehicle accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

Cowboys football player facing intoxication manslaughter charge after teammate's death in auto accident

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IRVING, Texas - Police charged Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent with intoxication manslaughter Saturday after he flipped his car in a pre-dawn accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown.

Irving police spokesman John Argumaniz said the accident happened about 2:20 a.m. Saturday in the Dallas suburb, hours before Brent was to be on a team flight to Cincinnati for the Cowboys' game Sunday against the Bengals.

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Kelly Boldan
Kelly Boldan has been the editor of the West Central Tribune of Willmar, since joining the newspaper in October 2001. He has previously worked as the editor at the Bemidji Pioneer, also part of Forum Communications Co., and other daily newspapers, online Web sites, and weekly agriculture newspapers in Wisconsin, Texas and Minnesota. You can follow via Twitter at @KellyBoldanWCT or read about the Tribune's newsroom blog at: insidescoop.areavoices.com or the Tribune's blog at: westcentraltribune.areavoices.com.
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