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Former Cowboys player Brent given 180 days in jail, 10 years probation

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Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent enters the courtroom in Dallas, Texas
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Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent enters the courtroom in Dallas, Texas in this file photo taken January 14, 2014. A jury found Brent guilty of intoxication manslaughter charges on Wednesday, after he crashed his car, killing his friend and teammate Jerry Brown in 2012. REUTERS/Mike Stone/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT FOOTBALL)

DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas jury sentenced former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent on Friday to 180 days in jail and 10 years probation for killing his teammate while driving drunk in December 2012.

The same jury that convicted Brent, 25 earlier this week of intoxication manslaughter for the death of Jerry Brown Jr., could have sentenced him to as much as 20 years in jail.

(Reporting by Lisa Maria Garza; Writing by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Scott Malone)

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