Dallas Cowboys DT Josh Brent faces fall trial in deadly wreck

Intoxication manslaughter trial scheduled for Sept. 23

Published On: Mar 27 2013 04:59:44 AM CDT
Josh Brent

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent faces trial Sept. 23 on an intoxication manslaughter charge in a car wreck that killed a teammate.  

Prosecutors in Dallas on Monday confirmed the trial date over the Dec. 8 crash in Irving that killed practice squad player Jerry Brown Jr.

Police have said Brent had a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit for driving. Brown was a passenger.

Brent remains free on $100,000 bond and must wear an electronic ankle bracelet. If convicted he faces up to 20 years in prison.

Defense attorney George Milner says a plea bargain remains a possibility. Brent's football career is on hold while his case is in the courts.

The Cowboys at the end of last season put Brent on the reserve non-football injury list.