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Ex-Cowboys tackle Brent guilty in fatal wreck

From Mayra Cuevas, CNN
updated 9:57 AM EST, Thu January 23, 2014
Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent was convicted Wednesday in the fiery crash that killed teammate and friend Jerry Brown Jr.
Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent was convicted Wednesday in the fiery crash that killed teammate and friend Jerry Brown Jr.

(CNN) -- A Texas jury found onetime Dallas Cowboys tackle Josh Brent guilty of intoxication manslaughter Wednesday in the 2012 wreck that killed a friend and teammate.

Brent, 25, faces two to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 when he appears for sentencing Thursday. He was convicted Wednesday afternoon in the fiery crash that killed Jerry Brown Jr., a passenger in Brent's Mercedes.

Brown, 25, was an outside linebacker on the Dallas practice squad. Family members said he and Brent were "like brothers" and "the best of friends."

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