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Jury to continue deliberating in ex-Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent's trial over deadly crash

  • Former Dallas Cowboys NFL football player Josh Brent, right, hugs Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee in court after closing arguments in his intoxication manslaughter trial Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Dallas. The jury has begun deliberating in Brent's intoxication manslaughter trial after lawyers wrapped up their closing arguments Tuesday morning. Prosecutors accuse the former defensive tackle of drunkenly crashing his Mercedes near Dallas during a night out in December 2012, killing his good friend and teammate, Jerry Brown. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Former Dallas Cowboys NFL football player Josh Brent, right, hugs Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee in court after closing arguments in his intoxication manslaughter trial Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Dallas. The jury has begun deliberating in Brent's intoxication manslaughter trial after lawyers wrapped up their closing arguments Tuesday morning. Prosecutors accuse the former defensive tackle of drunkenly crashing his Mercedes near Dallas during a night out in December 2012, killing his good friend and teammate, Jerry Brown. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Former Dallas Cowboys NFL football player Josh Brent gets a hug from family after closing arguments in his intoxication manslaughter trial Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Dallas. The jury has begun deliberating in Brent's intoxication manslaughter trial after lawyers wrapped up their closing arguments Tuesday morning. Prosecutors accuse the former defensive tackle of drunkenly crashing his Mercedes near Dallas during a night out in December 2012, killing his good friend and teammate, Jerry Brown. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Former Dallas Cowboys NFL football player Josh Brent gets a hug from family after closing arguments in his intoxication manslaughter trial Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Dallas. The jury has begun deliberating in Brent's intoxication manslaughter trial after lawyers wrapped up their closing arguments Tuesday morning. Prosecutors accuse the former defensive tackle of drunkenly crashing his Mercedes near Dallas during a night out in December 2012, killing his good friend and teammate, Jerry Brown. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Former Dallas Cowboys NFL football player Josh Brent, right, stands with Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee in court after closing arguments in his intoxication manslaughter trial Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Dallas. The jury has begun deliberating in Brent's intoxication manslaughter trial after lawyers wrapped up their closing arguments Tuesday morning. Prosecutors accuse the former defensive tackle of drunkenly crashing his Mercedes near Dallas during a night out in December 2012, killing his good friend and teammate, Jerry Brown. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Former Dallas Cowboys NFL football player Josh Brent, right, stands with Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee in court after closing arguments in his intoxication manslaughter trial Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Dallas. The jury has begun deliberating in Brent's intoxication manslaughter trial after lawyers wrapped up their closing arguments Tuesday morning. Prosecutors accuse the former defensive tackle of drunkenly crashing his Mercedes near Dallas during a night out in December 2012, killing his good friend and teammate, Jerry Brown. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

The jury deciding the intoxication manslaughter case against former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent will deliberate a second day.

Jurors will resume deliberations Wednesday after about three-and-a-half hours Tuesday.

Brent faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Prosecutors accuse the former defensive tackle of drunkenly crashing his Mercedes in suburban Dallas after a night out in December 2012, killing his good friend and teammate Jerry Brown.

Brent's attorneys say he wasn't drunk and questioned the basis for the state's case, including blood testing and other evidence that suggested Brent may have had as many as 17 drinks on the night of the wreck.

Authorities say Brent's blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.