Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was released from jail on Sunday after he posted a $500,000 bond, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Brent was put in jail Saturday morning on a charge of intoxication manslaughter, an offense for which he could receive up to 20 years in prison.
He was the driver of a car that crashed in Irving, Texas, early Saturday morning. Cowboys practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown, a close friend of Brent who was a passenger in the car, was killed. Brown, 25, and Brent had played together at Illinois.
Brent appeared shaken when he left the jail Sunday, telling the Morning News, "Jerry Brown was my very best friend and I'm just trying to deal with his death right now."
Brent's bond amount is more than his 2012 salary with the Cowboys, which is $490,000.
Brent's head and right arm were bandaged when he left jail.