Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent, who is awaiting trial on a count of intoxication manslaughter in the death of teammate Jerry Brown Jr., won’t play for the team next season, reports the Dallas Morning News.
Police say Brent was driving at least 110 miles per hour when he crashed on Dec. 8, 2012, killing Brown, a passenger in the car. Brent failed a sobriety test, and had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit. Brent is currently free on bond and could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
The league has not punished Brent yet, but league sources expect NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to rule soon.
The last NFL player to find himself in a comparable situation was Donte Stallworth. The receiver, now a free agent, struck and killed a pedestrian in March of 2009.
Goodell suspended Stallworth without pay for the ’09 season.