Reports coming out of Dallas indicate that Cowboys nose tackle Brent Price is being held at an Irving, Texas jail on charges of intoxication manslaughter. The Irvine police department confirmed the charges on Saturday:
Irving PD confirms that Cowboys DT Josh Brent -- known as Joshua Price-Brent -- is being procesed on intoxication manslaughter charge— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 8, 2012
Details about the incident are scarce, but it's already affected the Dallas Cowboys' travel plans, at least briefly. All non-team personnel was asked to exit the team plane before it took off for Cincinnati on Saturday afternoon:
Something serious has happened with the Dallas Cowboys. All non team personnel asked to leave plane— Andy Scholes (@AndyScholes33) December 8, 2012
News also emerged on Saturday that Brent's former Illinois teammate and current Cowboys teammate Jerry Brown has passed away.
Brent, a 24-year-old nose tackle, has been a member of the Cowboys since 2010, when they selected him in the seventh round of the supplemental draft. He's made 39 appearances for the Cowboys, including five starts in 2012, and has 1.5 sacks this season.