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Former Illini Josh Brent Found Guilty Of Intoxication Manslaughter

Josh Brent has been found guilty of intoxication manslaughter after a December 2012 crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown.

Ronald Martinez

Josh Brent has been found guilty of intoxication manslaughter, according to the Chicago Tribune, after a December 2012 car accident that killed Dallas Cowboys teammate Jerry Brown. Brent and Brown were also teammates at the University of Illinois.

The Texas jury that convicted Brent on Wednesday will reconvene on Thursday for sentencing. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

In December of 2012, Brent and Brown left a Dallas nightclub. Brent, driving the car with a BAC of 0.189, crashed and flipped the car after driving recklessly at a high speed. Brown was unresponsive on the scene and had to be transported to a hospital. He died soon after. He was 25 years old.

Brent was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round of the 2010 Supplemental NFL Draft and made his NFL debut that same year. He made his first career start in 2012.

Josh Brent is 25 years old.