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Jerry Brown Jr., Dallas Cowboys' football player killed in crash, was sober, according to autopsy

NFL football player Jerry Brown of the Indianapolis Colts is shown in this 2012 file photo. Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent is now facing an intoxication manslaughter charge after a one-vehicle accident that killed Brown, a member of the team's practice squad. The Cowboys signed Brown to their practice squad on Oct. 24, 2012 but he hasn't been on the active roster. AP Photo/File

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(CBS/AP) DALLAS - An autopsy has found that Dallas Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown Jr. was sober when he was killed in a crash that led to an intoxication manslaughter charge against teammate Josh Brent, who was behind the wheel.

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The Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office reported Thursday that Brown died of head and neck trauma when their vehicle overturned. He had a dislocated neck, a severely bruised spine and a blood alcohol content of 0.056 percent. That's well below the legal Texas level of 0.08 percent.

Police have said Brent, who was driving, had a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit after the Dec. 8 crash in Irving, a Dallas suburb. He remains free on $100,000 bond.

Police say neither man was wearing a seatbelt.

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