Cowboy Jerry Brown Was Sober When He Died in a Car Driven by His Drunk Teammate

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Jerry Brown was sober when a car driven by Josh Brent crashed, killing Brown.
The Associated Press is reporting that Jerry Brown, the Cowboys practice player who died in a drunk-driving accident last month, was sober at the time of the crash. Brown's teammate, Josh Brent, had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit when the car he was driving crashed. The two had been partying at a nightclub, and neither was wearing a seatbelt when the car careened out of control.

From the AP:

The Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office reported Thursday that Brown died of head and neck trauma when their vehicle overturned. He had a dislocated neck, a severely bruised spine and a blood alcohol content of 0.056 percent. That's well below the Texas drunken driving standard of 0.08 percent.

We'll go ahead and ask: WHY WASN'T BROWN DRIVING?


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scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

He wasn't "sober," he was below the level of being legally intoxicated.  Not guilty does not equal innocent.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Sad, considering that the NFL provides a limo to take their drunken players home.

Irving Online
Irving Online

That accident appears to have been survivable if they were wearing seat belts.

Steve Black
Steve Black

That just means they both are as stupid as the day is long.

Mary Scarborough
Mary Scarborough

I only read one sensible comment and it related to how utterly messy and unreliable news flashes can be.

Ashley Richardson
Ashley Richardson

Isn't the better question why two men that both make six figures respectively didn't call a cab?

Chris Desjardins
Chris Desjardins

Better yet: why wasn't a sober Brown wearing his seatbelt? Same reason as why black men are resistant to wearing condom's?

Gregory Gardener
Gregory Gardener

Quite often the drunk driver assumes he or she is sober enough to drive, when in reality their judgement is impaired.

keepcensoringDO
keepcensoringDO

Maybe instead of continually trying to silence me you should start paying me for doing your fucking job:



BAC .05
Judgment, attention, and control are somewhat impaired. Ability to drive safely begins to be limited. Sensory-motor and finer performance are impaired. People are less able to make rational decisions about their capabilities (for example, about driving.)



http://www.intheknowzone.com/substance-abuse-topics/alcohol/bac.html



Stick to peddling smut.

keepcensoringDO
keepcensoringDO

Do you ever fact check or research anything at all?

Chapter 49.01(2)(a) of the Penal Code defines intoxication as "not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body; OR (b) having an alcohol concentration of .08 or more."

CJ Dylan
CJ Dylan

Fishy? How? He was sober and didn't drive. End of story.

CJ Dylan
CJ Dylan

That is a dang shame. Why didn't he drive?

Ashley Nelson
Ashley Nelson

Sometimes a drunk can't be reasoned with...but if that were the case I would have either walked or popped a couple of tires so the car couldn't be driven

keepcensoringDO
keepcensoringDO

.056 is more than enough for someone to be impaired and is anything but "sober." So no, the question is not "why wasn't Brown driving?"

The question is: Why didn't these irresponsible millionaires have a chauffeur or take a cab?

Megan Jerai
Megan Jerai

Unless it was a stick and he doesn't know how to drive one.....God bless his soul, but he was in the right mind to make a better decision. RIP

David Ogilvie
David Ogilvie

I'll drive I'm getting good at this - Lets have a few more shots and go Play Dodgems

Curtis McLean
Curtis McLean

so sad 2 hear, he should have been the one driving....

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

@Gregory Gardener Alcohol impairs your judgment before it affects your motor skills.  So, you'll get stupid before you get sloppy.

everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

@keepcensoringDO Bullshit.

It's not impairment.  That's propaganda from the neo-prohibitionists.  The fact is, we've had a damned hard time stopping people in the .08-.1 range.  Why?  Because there isn't enough impairment at that level for the police to see it in your driving.  You know what it means when the police can't tell that your driving is effected?  It means your driving isn't effected.

CrackerDaddy
CrackerDaddy

@keepcensoringDO FWIW, Brown was a practice squad player.....DEFINITELY not a millionaire.  Brent was makeing under $500K/yr.  Still......they both could've used the free ride program the NFL has for its players to keep them from driving under the influence.  SMH

Daniel
Daniel

@keepcensoringDO In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. And probably would have gotten the two of them home safely. 


If Brent had eight or nine drinks, Brown had three. Think about it.   

GuitarPlayer
GuitarPlayer

@keepcensoringDO In the eyes of the Law, he was sober enough to drive. 

markzero
markzero

@everlastingphelps You know what it means when the police can't tell that your driving is effected? It means your driving isn't effected.

You can drive without weaving and give proper traffic signals, but how's your reaction time? That's probably not something obvious they can see while looking at you for a few seconds, unless someone drives by you too closely or a light changes suddenly. It can still be a big problem.

keepcensoringDO
keepcensoringDO

@everlastingphelps Hey how about not drinking and driving? Regardless of BAC which will have a different effect in different people. 

If his BAC was at .056(again not sober at all) when they tested his corpse what was his BAC when he got in the car? 

Of course people like Joe Tone, who earn their income off of people getting wasted wouldn't know the difference. 

markzero
markzero

@Daniel @keepcensoringDO the fact that he wasn't wearing a seatbelt either makes me question his judgment, anyway. Perhaps he would have survived the rollover if he'd been strapped in?

keepcensoringDO
keepcensoringDO

@GuitarPlayer In the eyes of the law you are wrong. Try reading the law. I made it REALLY easy for you by posting it above.

ruddski
ruddski

@GuitarPlayer 

It's a popular myth that you can freely drive at 1 point below the legal limit. 


scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

@markzero @everlastingphelps Your judgment is compromised before it affects you physically in any way.  The level where accidents start to appear is .12-.15   Also, tolerance affects the effects as well.  But, for you to call him drunk, when he might have had one drink, or more likely two is a bit excessive, on your part. 

everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

@keepcensoringDO @everlastingphelps The body does not keep metabolizing alcohol after death.  That's pretty much the definition of "death": No longer metabolizing.

As for when he got in the car, it depends on when his last drink was.  If he just finished his last drink, it was slightly lower.  If he finished his last drink a while ago, it was slightly higher. Either way, it's slight, not like it was .12 when he got in and dropped down to .05.

ruddski
ruddski

@scottindallas @ruddski @GuitarPlayer 

DUI is for minors, DWI is for everyone else. You can be hauled in for either even if you're below .08.

When it comes to Public Intoxication, you can be arrested after one sip of beer if the cop doesn't like you.

keepcensoringDO
keepcensoringDO

@GuitarPlayer @ruddski Do you just revel in being ignorant? Stick your thumbs in your ears and say NUH UHHH while having absolutely no ground or facts to stand on?

The legal definition in Texas is posted just right up above... all you have to do is read it then calmly accept that you are wrong while you actually learn something.

ruddski
ruddski

@GuitarPlayer @ruddski 

OK, GP, you go out and have fun driving at .07 and when the cop hauls your ass in for driving while impaired, you tell him he can't do that.


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