Cowboys’Brent indicted on intoxication manslaughter charge; other NFL notes,
A grand jury in Texas has formally indicted Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent on one count of intoxication manslaughter.
Brent is charged in connection with a Dec. 8 crash in the Dallas suburb of Irving that killed his friend and Cowboys practice squad member Jerry Brown. He is out of jail on $100,000 bond.
Dallas County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Debbie Denmon says the indictment was returned Wednesday.
Police say Brent was speeding when his vehicle struck a curb and flipped. Intoxication manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
Eagles: Defensive tackle Antonio Dixon signed a two-year deal to return to the Eagles. He was cut in training camp after three season in Philadelphia and played briefly in Indianapolis earlier this season.
49ers: Tight end Vernon Davis did not participate in practice while he recovers from a concussion suffered in Sunday’s loss at Seattle.
Ravens: Linebacker Ray Lewis was added to the 53-man roster, but coach John Harbaugh says the 17-year veteran will not play Sunday against the Bengals. Lewis, 37, was placed on the injured reserve-designated to return list after tearing his right triceps on Oct. 14.
Seahawks: Seattle is averaging 50 points per game in the past three weeks. The 150 points are the most since the Los Angeles Rams of 1950 in a three-game span.
Steelers: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has thrown only eight interceptions this season, but many came at crucial times. Six came in defeats, four in the fourth quarter or overtime. His first interception in the must-win game against the Bengals on Sunday was returned for Cincinnati’s only touchdown. “Fourth-quarter drives or last-minute throws, I’m just not making it happen,” he said.