Trial of former DT Brent expected to begin Monday in fatal wreck

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A former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle is to go on trial for the death of a teammate in a drunken-driving wreck.

Josh Brent's trial is expected to start Monday on allegations that he was driving drunk and caused the death of his friend, college teammate and former Dallas practice squad player Jerry Brown in a December 2012 crash.

He is charged with intoxication manslaughter, but the jury could also find him guilty of manslaughter. If convicted, Brent could get anything from probation to 20 years in prison.

Brent and Brown were headed home early on Dec. 8, 2012, when Brent hit the side of a highway and flipped his Mercedes. Police said blood tests showed Brent had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.

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