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Witness: Josh Brent “Abandoned” Jerry Brown After Car Accident

| by Alex Groberman

Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was booked on intoxicated manslaughter charges this weekend for his role in a car accident that resulted in the death of his teammate, Jerry Brown.

Brent was released from jail on a $500,000 bond yesterday, but he has yet to shine any light on what transpired early Saturday morning.

On Monday afternoon, the Dallas Morning News published a report featuring their conversation with an eyewitness from the wreck. In that interview, the witness (who saw the aftermath of the crash while she was traveling home from a birthday party) alleges that she had to beg Brent to save his best friend while Brown remained trapped in a burning car.

"Jerry was alive. He was hurt. He was calling out and his own friend walked away," she said.

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"I jumped out and ran out toward the wreck and Josh Brent was standing to the side in the grass," she said. "And I yelled to him, 'Are you ok? Are you ok?' And he told me he was fine. I was relieved because I thought it’s just a single car accident, nobody’s hurt. And then fire sparked up from the car and got bigger and I started to hear screams.

"He did nothing," she said. "He didn’t say come on, hang in there, hold his hand. That’s what upsets me the most at this point. He abandoned him."

For what it’s worth, Brent's attorney, George Milner, rejects that account.

"That is absolutely false," Milner said in an interview on Monday afternoon. "That’s not even consistent with what the police said when they came up on the scene. What I’ve been told is that Jerry Brown was never conscious after the accident. She’s a nut and she better be careful with this one."

While the witness has no real reason to lie about this, her statements do in fact contradict the original police report. And even if you accept that her account is in fact accurate, this quote stands out as a bit bizarre:

"He did nothing," she said. "He didn’t say come on, hang in there, hold his hand. That’s what upsets me the most at this point. He abandoned him."

How could Brent reach out and hold Brown’s hand if there was a fire that was growing bigger and bigger?

Either way, more details about this tragedy will likely come out in the next few weeks. We’ll find out once and for all what’s what at that point. 

(Kudos Dallas Morning News)

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