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DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Cowboys guard Josh Brent faces trial Sept. 23 on an intoxication manslaughter charge in a car wreck that killed a teammate.
Prosecutors in Dallas on Monday confirmed the trial date over the Dec. 8 crash in Irving that killed practice squad player Jerry Brown Jr. Police have said Brent had a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit for driving. Brown was a passenger.
Brent remains free on $100,000 bond and must wear an electronic ankle bracelet. If convicted he faces up to 20 years in prison. Defense attorney George Milner says a plea bargain remains a possibility.
Brent's football career is on hold while his case is in the courts. The Cowboys at the end of last season put Brent on the reserve non-football injury list.
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