DALLAS — A Texas jury has returned a $25 million verdict against former Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent and also the owner of a now-defunct nightclub from the departure of Brent’s teammate, Jerry Brown Jr..
Brown was killed six years ago as soon as the car Brent was driving in 110 miles (177 kph) at a 45-mph zone chased in Irving, a Dallas suburb. Brent needed a blood-alcohol level of .18 percent, more than double the legal limit for driving.
Brown’s mother, Stacey Jackson, along with his mansion sued an Irving night-club, Beamers and Brent, alleging the night spot over-served Brent with alcohol. On Thursday, a Dallas County jury found Brent and Beamers each with Brown 4 per cent accountable.
The suit had sought as much as $95 million from the pub, mostly in damages.