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Yesterday it was reported that when authorities arrived at the scene of Dallas Cowboys' Josh Brent's fiery car crash they found Brent attempting to rescue his friend from the burning car. A witness allegedly at the scene tells a different story of what happened prior to the cops showing up. If this is true this is completely terrible and I want to blame it on the alcohol more than him being a bad friend.
The Dallas Morning News interviewed Stacee McWilliams, an eyewitness to the crash scene. In a four-minute video interview, McWilliams described driving up on the scene of the accident shortly after the incident took place. She described the situation saying Brent had already exited the mangled vehicle and was walking around while Brown remained in the vehicle. Another person had stopped at the scene and already dialed 911.
McWilliams arrived seeing Brent in the street and didn’t realize there was another passenger still in the car. McWilliams then described hearing Brown call out from the vehicle for help with Brent allegedly unwilling to tend to his friend and teammate.
“Josh looked at me and he said ‘(Brown) won’t get out of the car,’” McWilliams said. “And I said ‘well you can’t just leave him in there and let him die, you’ve got to help him. Go get him.’ I commanded him several times and Josh looked at me again and he said ‘he won’t get out of the car’ and I told him ‘you can’t stand here and watch him die. You’ve got to get him out.’ He still didn’t move so I thought he wasn’t going to help at all.”
McWilliams said as she returned to her car to retrieve her cell phone, Brent finally did tend to Brown and pulled him from the burning wreckage.
“I want people to understand that Josh Brent is not a hero,” McWilliams said. “I keep hearing reports of how he was there to pull his friend from the fire but he had to be coerced and pushed and begged and pleaded to get his friend out of the fire and when he pulled him out, he just left him in the street. He didn’t tell him ‘hang in there, help is on the way.’ Nothing. He just left him there and I want the magnitude of that to be understood.”
If this is true this is terrible. I want to say Josh Brent was too drunk to truly know what he was doing but at the same time a situation like a car crash and a burning car is a surefire way to sober you up, so who knows. Maybe he was afraid and thought that since he made it out of the car his friend could too. I surely hope that he didn't do something like this out of ignorance but until Brent tells his side of the story we'll never truly know what was going through his mind.
The Cowboys have since held a private memorial service for Jerry Brown in which they invited Josh Brent. "We want to embrace Josh and let him know that this is a good place for him," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "Being around Valley Ranch, being around his teammates (and) coaches is a good thing for him. We certainly anticipate him being there tomorrow. I haven't spoken to him specifically about that, but we anticipate it and he's certainly welcome to be there."