The Dallas Cowboys will be attending a private memorial service for practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown on Tuesday, and according to Jerry Jones, the family of Brown requested that Josh Brent -- the man who was jailed on intoxication manslaughter charges as a result of the single car wreck that took Brown’s life -- to be there with them, sitting beside them at the service.
Of course, Brown and Brent were close friends, dating from their time at the University of Illinois.
“Josh will meet them at the airport,” Jones told 105.3-FM. “She wanted Josh Brent to ride with them to the memorial service and sit with them during the service. They were best friends and teammates in college. Jerry was living with Josh…because of Josh’s generosity. They were on the way to the house when the accident happened. She wanted to be right with Josh. She wanted to express in every way she could how much they loved him and thought of him. She wanted him included with the family.”
Brent was released from jail after posting bail over the weekend, and returned to Valley Ranch, to receive treatment and meet with head coach Jason Garrett on Monday.
The memorial is being held at the Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship church. The memorial is private, not open to the public and cameras are not being allowed inside.
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