Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent is seen in an Irving police department mugshot.(Photo: Irving Police Department)
IRVING, Texas - The promoter for a popular Dallas nightclub boasted on Twitter on Friday that 12 Dallas Cowboys were in attendance and that the booze was flowing on the same night Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown died in a drunk-driving accident.
"These fools buying Ace on top of Ace!!!!" according to a tweet from the account of Kimesha Jackson, the promoter/event coordinator for the Dallas nightclub Privae. Ace is believed to be Ace of Spades, a champagne popular on the nightclub circuit and favored by celebrities.
A few minutes earlier, Jackson sent a tweet saying, "I have 12 Cowboys in the theeee building!!!!"
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and Irving police have been investigating Privae, a private club frequented by local NBA and NFL athletes. The club is upstairs inside another nightspot called Beamers.
An employee with Beamers who did not identify herself in a telephone interview with USA TODAY Sports said she could not comment because of the investigation with TABC and police.
Jackson didn't immediately return a message seeking comment. She circulated a promotional poster for Friday's event featuring comedian Shawn Wayans. The bottom of the poster said the event would be attended by "confirmed NFL/NBA friends" and it said to contact her for VIP table reservations.
The TABC is investigating to see if alcohol was "served to somebody who was intoxicated, which is illegal in Texas," TABC spokeswoman Carolyn Beck said.
The TABC normally investigates such cases when somebody dies or is seriously injured in an alcohol-related incident. The agency can fine, suspend or cancel the alcohol permit of the business as a result.
Irving police are investigating after they arrested Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent on charges of intoxication manslaughter after they say he drove drunk, hit a curb and flipped his car, killing Brown, who was in the car.
The scene of the accident is less than a 5-mile drive from the club.
Brent, 24, was released from the Irving jail Sunday on a $500,000 bond.
Privae attracts celebrity clientele to help boost its popularity. In August, Jackson sent this message on Twitter:
"And the special orders these NBA players are *STILL* putting in for tomorrow....craziness! ACE. ACE. ACE.#PRIVAE SOLD OUT since Monday!"
In May, she noted how Oakland Raiders safety Michael Huff was in attendance.
"Annnnnnd MY fam bam @Huffy247 just bought 20 bottles of Ace!!!! What?!#PRIVAE!," she wrote.
Also in May, she wrote on Twitter, "The bottle requests that are flooding my texts rgt now......Glad we keep a crazy stock of Everythiiiiing! Ace on deck! #NFLtakeover#PRIVAE!"