It's a sad day for Dallas Cowboys fans, because one of their players was killed in a traffic accident early this morning and another player was arrested for manslaughter in the same case. Jerry Brown, was killed when the car he was riding in flipped over around 2:30 AM. That same car was being driven by another Dallas Cowboys player, Josh Brent, who was arrested on manslaughter charges. Few details are available at this time. However, it is believed that Brent was under the influence of alcohol when the accident occurred.
Dallas Cowboys team owner, Jerry Jones, expressed sadness the entire team felt after learning of this loss. The Dallas Cowboys play the Cincinnati Bengals tomorrow, with a 12:00 PM central time kickoff. Without a doubt this loss will be felt during that game. The Dallas Cowboys have struggled throughout the 2012 season and this latest tragedy could have a chilling effect on their play in tomorrow afternoon's game. In addition, the debate on alcohol and substance abuse in the NFL will grow even louder.
As the holidays approach, the NFL wishes all fans and news media would focused solely on the playoffs. However, with last week's tragedy in Kansas City and now another NFL player killed in a tragic accident where alcohol was involved - the news media and fans will be focusing on other things besides the NFL playoffs and this year's Super Bowl. NFL players and fans have received a giant wake-up call. What will be done is still up in the air, but the debate will continue for many years to come.
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