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December 12, 2012

Cowboys say a lesson will be learned from Brent-Brown tragedy and something good will come of it

The Cowboys still trying to put the pieces together regarding the tragic accident that took the life of practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown and has nose tackle Josh Brent facing intoxication manslaughter charges, including a 20-year prison sentence.

The accident occurred after Brent and Jones were returning from a night drinking at Privae Dallas. According to the twitter account of a club promoter, at least 12 Cowboys were in attendance that night.

"I don't know," fullback Lawrence Vickers said when asked about who was at the club. Vickers however admitted that everyone will learn from the incident, regarding poor choices and drinking and driving.

"You’re supposed to learn something from a tragic situation," Vickers said. "You’re supposed to take everything you can from it and one of the things, like I said Jerry’s mom talking, is learn from the situation. Don’t be blinded to the situation. Make sure we take care of each other and one of her main things is make sure we take care of Josh, so that’s what we’re going to do."

Defensive end Jason Hatcher agreed that it will be learning process but cautioned against condemning Brent as a bad guy. He said God has a plan for Brent and something good is going to come of it.

"I'm sure guys learned from it," Hatcher said. "At the end of the day, God has a plan, it could have been any of us, I'm not a saint. I've done some the things that he did, but at the end of the day, God had a plan on his life, it was supposed to happen, so we can't look at like, 'oh he's a bad guy,' because he's not. That's God's plan on his life you got to realize God's plan." 

Clarence Hill


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I don't buy the 'god's plan" thing. That's a cop out. To sacrifice a young man so that ADULTS will be reminded to not drink and drive is absurd. I know that some folks need that tihnking to make sense out of senselessness. I just expect more from college educated adults.

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