According to a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation, Josh Brent had a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit during Saturday's tragic car crash that killed Jerry Brown Jr, The Dallas Morning News reported Thursday.
The Dallas Cowboys nose tackle is out on $500,000 bail after being charged with intoxication manslaughter for the single-car, alcohol-related crash that took the life of his friend and teammate. Coach Jason Garrett on Thursday declined to comment on Brent's condition the night of the accident.
"I don't want to get into specifics of that situation at all," Garrett said. "There's going to be a lot of details that come out about what exactly happened, and I don't think it's appropriate for me to stand up here and address all of the different things. Again, we'll continue to support Josh -- Josh is a member of our family -- in any way that we can."
Brent isn't likely to see the field again this season.
The Cowboys on Wednesday placed the third-year nose tackle on the reserve/non-football injury list and reports surfaced that Brent's mental state has the team concerned. The Cowboys aren't giving up on Brent in the middle of a challenging situation, but his deactivition will allow the legal process to play out. Football is on hold.
"The life part of this thing has been very challenging for everyone," Garrett said. "... I thought our team handled the situation well, and we have to handle the situation well going forward."
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