The title of a Fox News article released on December 9, 2012 is “Cowboys lineman released from jail after teammate killed in crash” (Web-site/URL: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2012/12/09/cowboys-lineman-due-to-appear-in-court-after-teammate-killed-in-crash/).
“Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent was released from jail Sunday (December 9, 2012) after posting $500,000 bond, one day after being charged with intoxication manslaughter after what police said was a drunken-driving accident that killed close friend and teammate Jerry Brown”.
“Brent’s release came about an hour after the Cowboys secured an emotional 20-19 victory in Cincinnati with a field goal on THE FINAL play. Brent was supposed to start the game”.
“Brent says he’s “just trying to deal” with the death of his teammate and “very best friend” Jerry Brown”.
“stopping briefly when asked if he had anything to say to Brown’s family”, Brent said: “Jerry Brown was MY VERY BEST FRIEND and I’m just trying to deal with his death right now“. “He didn’t answer any other questions”.
“Attorney George Milner complained that Brent’s bond was set “16 times HIGHER than it would have been for anybody that DOESN’T play for the Dallas Cowboys. He is TORN UP. It’s NOT a good moment for anyone. I’m going to take him home (because) He needs FAMILY around him“. Most NFL players have MORE THAN ENOUGH dough to throw around.
“Brown had promised his family that he would play professional football full time, his grandmother (Theresa Clark, 63) said”. “He LIVED FOR football. He LOVED IT WITH ALL OF HIS HEART“.
“crossing his index and middle fingers”. Milner said: “YOU CAN’T GET ANY CLOSER THAN THOSE TWO. …the closest family he had was Jerry Brown”.
Clark went on: “I’m quite sure that Jerry THOUGHT THE WORLD OF him (Brent) and RESPECTED that young man“.
“In the Illinois case, Brent was sentenced to 60 days in jail and two years of probation among other sanctions, court records show”.
According to a probable cause affidavit released Sunday (December 9, 2012) by Irving police, officers said they detected “a MODERATE odor of alcohol” from Brent’s breath and that he “admitted to consuming alcohol at a club“, but wouldn’t identify which one. Police said Brent gave a blood sample at the hospital on Saturday (December 8, 2012)”.
“Brown’s mother, Stacey Jackson of Champaign, Ill., confirmed Brown’s final Facebook post from Nov. 29 (2012), in which he wrote that he was expecting a child and “how the fast life ISN’T as fun as it used to be after living it for so long” obviously. Speaking “of Brown’s baby daughter”, Jackson said: “She will be here in two more months. She is going to be WELL LOVED” WITHOUT HER DAD? “I have scrapbooks and everything to show her what type of father she HAD“. A small child or a young person (<35) SHOULD NOT have to talk about their parents or other young loved ones in the PAST tense. “father she HAD” is HORRIFYING/TERRIFYING.
“Clark saw Brown about four or five months ago, but spoke with him frequently via Facebook”. “I have 20 grandchildren and Jerry is the oldest. They all LOOKED UP TO HIM. They PRAISED him. They were all REALLY UPSET and CRYING. They are going to miss their big cousin. He was one in a million”.
“On Fox’s NFL Sunday pregame show, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the team had focused on Brown’s death in the “LAST FEW hours”. “He didn’t mention Brent, who played in the first 12 games and was a BIGGER presence than expected on defense because of injuries to Jay Ratliff”. “First of all, we all know, but we remind ourselves that THERE IS SOMETHING MORE IMPORTANT than football and this is LIFE and certainly the lost life of Jerry. On the other hand, they know THE BEST way (that) they can honor Jerry, because he was SUCH A HARD WORKER, so CONSCIENTIOUS and ENTHUSIASTIC about his career“. “the best way they can honor Jerry” is obviously to GET A WIN, which they did (Web-site/URL: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/gametracker/recap/NFL_20121209_DAL@CIN).
Finally, Dallas defensive end Marcus Spears finished off: “I don’t remember crying this much other than maybe THE DAY I WAS BORN“. That’s how HORRIBLE this week has been for the Dallas Cowboys. “With Josh’s SITUATION (being arrested & charged with INTOXICATED DRIVING CAUSING DEATH) and Jerry BEING GONE, YOU FELT IT“. “you (DEFINITELY) felt it” obviously. This is THE SECOND NFL tragedy in after the murder-suicide of JOVAN BELCHER of course (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jovan_Belcher).
So, once again, just as we did after the BELCHER murder-suicide and when KI SUK-HAN was PUSHED OFF THE PLATFORM by NAEEM DAVIS