Members of the Cowboys and the Illinois community have taken to Twitter to express their condolences on the death of Jerry Brown, who was killed in an accident in which teammate Josh Brent was allegedly drinking and driving.
Plz keep Jerry B and Josh B in ur prayers....— Barry M. Church (@BarryChurch42) December 8, 2012
Really is a state of Wow right now. Sad very sad. Prayers to all involved.— Jesse Holley(@Mr4thAndLong) December 8, 2012
Prayer is the tightest game you can have.— Tashard Choice (@tchoice23) December 8, 2012
Life is way too short... Sad day— Bruce Carter (@BruceCarter54) December 8, 2012
Both players also attended Illinois, where members connected to the Fighting Illini community are also sending their thoughts and prayers via Twitter:
RIP Jerry Brown. Illini family hurting badly right now. Praying for Jerry and Josh. I hope this tragedy prevents future drunk driving deaths— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) December 8, 2012
Sad news for the Illini #Family today. Jerry Brown, former Illini and current NFL player has passed away. Keep him in your prayers.— Tim Beckman (@coachbeckman) December 8, 2012
Prayers go out to the family of my former classmate, teammate Former Illini Jerry Brown RIP #illini— Arrelious Benn (@ArreliousBenn) December 8, 2012
The Cowboys were preparing to depart for Cincinnati as news of the tragedy became public.