Dallas Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown Jr.’s blood alcohol level was below the legal driving limit around the time he was killed last month in an Irving car wreck in which his best friend and teammate was driving, according to Brown’s autopsy report.
The report says Brown’s blood alcohol content was 0.079. The legal limit in Texas is 0.08. (Clarification: The reading directly from Brown’s blood was actually even lower, at 0.056. The 0.079 reading was from fluid in his eye, which is commonly taken during Dallas autopsies and is normally higher in blood alcohol content than the blood sample.)
Josh Brent was driving the car at the time of the Dec. 8 wreck and his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. He was indicted last month on a charge of intoxication manslaughter in the death.
The autopsy found that Brown died of blunt force injuries of the head and neck. His death was ruled an accident.
Neither man was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to a police report.
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