Former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent earlier this month. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption toggle caption Tony Gutierrez/AP The Two-Way 10 Years' Probation For NFL Player Who Caused Fatal Crash January 24, 2014 Josh Brent was intoxicated when the car he was driving crashed and rolled over in December 2012. His passenger, teammate Jerry Brown Jr., died. The jury that convicted Brent of "intoxication manslaughter" could have sent him to jail for 20 years. Instead, he got a 180-day sentence, probation and a fine.