Jerry Brown Jr. Autopsy: Cowboys Player Was Sober In Crash That Killed Him

Jerry Brown, Jr.’s autopsy showed that he was sober when his friend and Dallas Cowboys teammate Josh Brent crashed the car he was driving, killing Brown.

News from the autopsy of Brown found that his blood alcohol content was well below the legal limit for driving, the Dallas News reported. John Brent, Brown’s friend, registered a blood alcohol content of 0.189 after the crash, more than double the legal limit in Texas of 0.08.

After the crash, the club where Brown and Brent had attended that night came under investigation.

“Privae often has Cowboys as guests and had scheduled a birthday bash for Cowboys star Dez Bryant in November,” the Dallas Morning News reported. Investigators from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission said they were looking for license violations, including whether the club served alcohol to intoxicated customers.

Brent also made headlines the week after the crash when he showed up on the sidelines at the Cowboys game.

In the crash, John Brent lost control and flipped his Mercedes S600, traveling more than 800 feet before coming to a rest. He was indicted on a charge of intoxication manslaughter.

The autopsy found that Brown’s BAC was 0.079, Yahoo! Sports reported. That test used fluid from his eye, a procedure commonly used in Texas, that often registers a higher BAC. Another reading found Jerry Brown Jr. to have a BAC of 0.056.

Both Jerry Brown, Jr., and Josh Brent were not wearing seat belts in the crash, and the autopsy determined that Brown died of blunt force injury to the head and neck.