A Dallas County jury on Wednesday indicted Cowboys player Josh Brent for intoxication manslaughter, stemming from a Dec. 8 accident that killed fellow teammate Jerry Brown, Jr.
The indictment means the grand jury found enough evidence for Brent to face the charge in court.
Irving police say Brent, 24, was driving drunk when he and Brown left a nightclub called Privae and crashed on Highway 114. Brown was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
The victim's family has been publicly supportive of Brent, who is free on bond and must wear an alcohol-monitoring anklet at all times. The nose tackle also lost his drivers' license as a condition of his bond.
But despite the support, many fans were outraged when Brent appeared out of uniform on the sidelines of a home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers shortly a week after the fatal accident. The Cowboys later announced Brent would no longer watch the home games on the sidelines until the case proceeds.
No trial date has been set yet. In Texas, intoxication manslaughter is a 2nd degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.
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