It’s been two years since Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent left a night club drunk, got behind the wheel of a vehicle and crashed the car – killing his best friend and teammate Jerry Brown Jr.
He was criminally convicted, sentenced to 6 months in jail and 10 years’ probation. He’s now out of prison and has been reinstated to his team, which has announced he will play in a game again for the first time this month.
However, he now faces a lawsuit filed by the nightclub that served him copious amounts of booze that fateful night. The father of his deceased teammate (and also in a separate lawsuit, the mother) sued the bar, alleging staffers knowingly continued to serve Brent even after he was visibly intoxicated and knew he planned to drive. The bar recently filed a counterclaim against Brent, alleging his negligence was the sole cause of the crash, and he is the one who should be held responsible.