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DIA Makes Statement on Former Player's Death

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA-- The U of I Athletic Department is speaking out on the death of a former football player. Twenty-five year old Jerry Brown died early Saturday morning from injuries sustained in a traffic accident in Texas.

Brown was a former Illini player and was currently playing for the Dallas Cowboys. Today, sports information director Kent Brown spoke out on the tragic death.

He said, "From the entire athletic department, we send our condolences to Jerry Brown's family and friends in respect to the tragedy that happened in Dallas over the weekend. Jerry obviously had a very bright future, and it's awful for a 25-year-old to have their life taken away."