Judge Imposes Gag Order in Josh Brent Trial

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014  |  Updated 12:40 AM CDT
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It's day two of the Josh Brent intoxication manslaughter trial. Prosecutors focused on video from a Dallas nigh club and 911 calls made the evening of the crash that killed Jerry Brown Jr.

Randy McIIwain, NBC 5 News

It's day two of the Josh Brent intoxication manslaughter trial. Prosecutors focused on video from a Dallas nigh club and 911 calls made the evening of the crash that killed Jerry Brown Jr.

A judge has imposed a gag order on the attorneys in the trial of former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent for intoxication manslaughter.

Judge Robert Burns made his ruling Tuesday morning, the start of the second day of Brent's trial in a December 2012 wreck that left teammate Jerry Brown dead.

Burns has previously warned attorneys on both sides to be careful what they say about the highly publicized case. But he went one step further after the first day of testimony Monday.

On Tuesday, a jury listened to audio recordings of police interrogation of of the former Cowboys player.

In the interview, Brent was heard asserting that his out-of-state driver's license exempted him from Texas law.

Brent could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted of drunken driving and causing Brown's death in the Dec., 2012 crash. Jurors can also convict him of manslaughter.

Prosecutors say there's ample evidence against Brent, but Brent's attorney denies that his client was drunk when the crash occurred.

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