Texas authorities have launched an investigation into the nightclub where Dallas Cowboys players Josh Brent and the late Jerry Brown may have been partying before the early morning car crash that took Brown’s life.
Various Dallas media reports suggest that the club in question is called Dallas Privae, a members-only venue where celebrities often hang out. However, an official indicated that the two Cowboys players might have been”drinking at more than one location.” Privae is located about five miles from where the fatal accident occurred.
According to the Dallas Morning News, “Privae often has Cowboys as guests and had scheduled a birthday bash for Cowboys star Dez Bryant in November.” Investigators from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission “are looking for any license violations, including serving alcohol to intoxicated customers.”
The club released the following statement today that extended condolences to the Brown family and also stated that:
“Privae Dallas is a club that offers its guests a special level of privacy and often caters to celebrities. The safety of our guests is very important to us, and our staff is trained to follow the regulations set forth by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC).”
An event coordinator for the club allegedly sent out a tweet Friday night boasting that ” ‘I have 12 Cowboys in the theeee building!!!!’ and that the booze was flowing,” according to USA Today.
On Sunday, Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was released from jail in Irving, Texas, on a $500,000 bond. He faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter in the death of his teammate Jerry Brown. The charge is a second-degree felony that carries a potential two to 20-year prison sentence with a maximum $10,000 fine.