This is so sad. The autopsy report released earlier today of Dallas Cowboys player Jerry Brown was sober when he was killed in a crash that led to a manslaughter charge against fellow teammate Josh Brent, who was behind the wheel. The Dallas County Medical Examiner reported that Brown died of head and neck trauma when the vehicle overturned. Neither player was wearing a seat belt.
This should be a warning that drinking and driving is NO JOKE. Even buzzed driving is a no no. It sounds so cliche but it’s true. Try your absolute best to prevent friends from driving drunk. It just pains me to wonder if perhaps Brown offered to drive, yet his friend and teammate Josh Brent insisted he was “cool” to get behind the wheel. Who knows what happened, only Brent does now. It was said that Brent tried to flee the seen of the crash but a woman begged him to help his teammate who was trapped in the burning vehicle. The woman, by the name of Stacee McWilliams gave this chilling account,
“Josh looked at me and he said ‘(Brown) won’t get out of the car,’” McWilliams said. “And I said ‘well you can’t just leave him in there and let him die, you’ve got to help him. Go get him.’ I commanded him several times and Josh looked at me again and he said ‘he won’t get out of the car’ and I told him ‘you can’t stand here and watch him die. You’ve got to get him out.’ He still didn’t move so I thought he wasn’t going to help at all.”
McWilliams said as she returned to her car to retrieve her cell phone, Brent finally did tend to Brown and pulled him from the burning wreckage.
“I want people to understand that Josh Brent is not a hero,” McWilliams said. “I keep hearing reports of how he was there to pull his friend from the fire but he had to be coerced and pushed and begged and pleaded to get his friend out of the fire and when he pulled him out, he just left him in the street. He didn’t tell him ‘hang in there, help is on the way.’ Nothing. He just left him there and I want the magnitude of that to be understood.”
WOW…RIP Jerry Brown