The anti-gun pundits of pro sports are so far oddly silent on the role alcohol played in the death of a Dallas Cowboys NFL player at the hands of another player in a drunk-driving incident.
Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent has been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter stemming from a late night crash that resulted in the death of Jerry Brown, Jr., a 25-year-old on the Cowboys’ practice roster who was a passenger.
The crash occurred early Saturday on service road of SH-114.
Brent was responsive and able to speak with police. but Brown was unresponsive and transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Brent was arrested for driving while intoxicated and intoxication manslaughter.
Brent was also arrested in 2009 for driving under the influence while at the University of Illinois.
Pro sports and media figures have recently criticized gun ownership and hunting after a murder-suicide involving an NFL player and a deer-butchering injury to an MLB pitcher. But so far, none have come forward with statements about the easy accessibility and pro athletes’ use of alcohol.
NBC sports commentator Bob Costas said during an anti-gun rant during a televised game, speaking on the murder-suicide death of an NFL player and his girlfriend, “If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”
Costas was quoting from an article by Jason Whitlock, a FoxSports.com columnist, who later said, ”I believe the NRA is the new KKK,”