December 9, 2012 in Nation/World

Grandmother says NFL was dream of Cowboys’ Brown

Schuyler Dixon Associated Press
 

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The grandmother of Jerry Brown, who was killed in what police say was a drunken-driving accident, remembers him as a young man who stopped at nothing to realize his dream of becoming a professional football player.

Theresa Clark of St. Louis tells The Associated Press that Brown lived for football, and loved it with all of his heart. He was a practice-squad linebacker with the Dallas Cowboys.

The 25-year-old Brown died Saturday in Irving, Texas. Teammate Josh Brent is charged with intoxication manslaughter and being held on $500,000 bond.

While Clark’s heart is heavy over the death of her eldest grandson, she remains proud of his accomplishments.

She says Brown built a foundation of faith, hard work and discipline for his younger cousins to follow.

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