Jury awards former Dallas Cowboys players mom $25 million

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A jury has awarded the mother of a former Dallas Cowboys player Jerry Brown $25 million.

Brown was killed in a DUI crash on Dec. 20, 2012.

His teammate, Josh Brent, was reportedly driving 110 mph in a 45 mph zone in Irving, Texas. Brent’s blood-alcohol level was measured at .18, more than twice the legal limit. 

Brent served several months behind bars for intoxication manslaughter and one year of probation.

Brent owned the nightclub where he had been drinking alcohol before the crash.

Brent and the nightclub were found equally liable for Brown’s death.

Brown’s mother says she forgives Brent, but he still has to take responsibility.

“I forgave him but he also know that I still hold him accountable for his actions. And unfortunately, you know we all have to… handle our actions and our responsibilities and be responsible for what we’ve done,” said Brown’s mother, Stacey Jackson.

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