Prosecution rests wreck case against ex-NFL player

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Former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent stands in court during his trial for intoxication manslaughter, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Dallas. Brent is accused of driving drunk at the time of a December 2012 crash that killed Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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DALLAS (AP) — The prosecution has rested its intoxication manslaughter case against former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent for a wreck that left a teammate dead.

Brent is charged in the December 2012 death of Jerry Brown in a crash as the two were driving home in the Dallas suburb of Irving.

Prosecutors presented a four-day case that Brent was drunk at the time. Jurors heard from police officers who administered field sobriety tests to Brent and later took him for a blood test that showed his blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.

The defense denies Brent client was drunk.

Brent faces 20 years in prison if convicted.

Brown was a linebacker on the Cowboys' practice squad and was a teammate of Brent's at the University of Illinois.

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