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Trial to begin in ex-NFL player's fatal wreck

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2014 file photo, former Dallas Cowboys' Josh Brent stands in court as potential jurors are directed into Judge Robert Burns', rear, courtroom in Dallas. Brent’s trial is expected to start Monday on allegations that he was driving drunk and caused the death of his friend, college teammate and former Dallas practice squad player Jerry Brown in a December 2012 crash.  (AP Photo/LM Otero, File))
FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2014 file photo, former Dallas Cowboys' Josh Brent stands in court as potential jurors are directed into Judge Robert Burns', rear, courtroom in Dallas. Brent’s trial is expected to start Monday on allegations that he was driving drunk and caused the death of his friend, college teammate and former Dallas practice squad player Jerry Brown in a December 2012 crash. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File))
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Updated: 1/13 11:01 am
DALLAS — Former Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent has arrived at a Dallas courthouse for the start of his trial on intoxication manslaughter charges in the death of a friend and former teammate.

Jury selection is expected to begin Monday.

Prosecutors say Brent was drunk when he flipped his Mercedes on a highway in December 2012, killing his friend Jerry Brown, who was his college teammate and a former Cowboys practice squad player. Police say Brent's blood-alcohol content after the crash was more than twice the legal limit.

Brent could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison if convicted of intoxication manslaughter.
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