Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent is seen in an Irving police department mugshot.(Photo: Irving Police Department)
Chris Strauss, USA TODAY Sports
The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Cowboys lineman Josh Brent had a blood alcohol level of more than double the legal limit when he was involved in the car accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown early Saturday.
A spokesman for the Irving Police Department said Wednesday that investigators may present the evidence they have in the case to the Dallas County district attorney's office as soon as Thursday. Irving police, who are not commenting on the case, have previously said that the 321-pound Brent failed his field sobriety tests immediately after the deadly crash. He refused a breathalyzer test but because his wreck resulted in a death, authorities could draw his blood against his will. Brent's blood alcohol level was reportedly 0.18.
As the story indicates, a man Brent's size would have to drink 20 shots over a four-hour period to get to that level.
The Cowboys placed Brent on the reserve/non-football illness list Wednesday. Brent is facing charges of intoxication manslaughter, which carries a prison sentence of two to 20 years, along with a potential NFL suspension under the league's conduct policy.
The promoter for Dallas nightclub Privae boasted on Twitter Friday night that 12 Dallas Cowboys were in attendance and that the booze was in plentiful supply.
"These fools buying Ace on top of Ace!!!!" tweeted Kimesha Jackson, the promoter/event coordinator for the club. Ace is believed to be Ace of Spades, a champagne popular in nightclubs.