But what will the sentence be?
One of the most tragic chapters in the storied history of the Dallas Cowboys turned a page Wednesday when former defensive tackle Josh Brent was found guilty of intoxication manslaughter in the death of his friend and teammates, Jerry Brown.
The verdict comes as no surprise. When police arrived on the scene of the accident they found Brent trying to free Brown from the wreckage of his vehicle. According to a breathalyzer his blood alcohol content was .18 which at his weight (320 pounds) equated to 17 drinks.
What will be interesting will come next—the sentencing.
The conviction carries a sentence that ranges from 20 years in jail to probation. Brown’s mother has spoken out in support of Brent in the past, but it will be interesting to see how his prior DUI and two failed drug tests (after being released from jail and awaiting trial) factor in to the eventual sentence.