Texas agency alleges private club may have overserved Cowboys’ Josh Brent prior to accident

Jay Busbee
August 2, 2013

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has completed an investigation into the fatal automobile accident involving former Cowboy Josh Brent that resulted in the death of teammate Jerry Brown.

The TABC investigated Beamers Private Club and "found sufficient evidence ... to allege selling alcoholic beverages to an intoxicated person as well as conducting practices that promote excessive consumption by patrons," according to a statement. TABC can fine the club or revoke its alcohol permit entirely if an administrative hearing determines that a club employee overserved an already-intoxicated patron.

However, TABC will not proceed with that case until the conclusion of the ongoing criminal case against Brent, and has not yet released the findings of the study publicly.

Brent, who retired from the Cowboys last month, has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in the accident. Dallas police have indicated that Brent was driving at least 110 mph, and as much as 134 mph, at the time of the accident. Police have also reported that his blood-alcohol content was at least twice the legal limit.

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