A grand jury has formally indicted Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent on one count of intoxication manslaughter.
Brent is charged in connection with a Dec. 8 crash that killed his friend and Cowboys practice-squad member Jerry Brown Jr. Brent is out of jail on a $100,000 bond.
Dallas County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Debbie Denmon said the indictment was returned Wednesday.
"We understand the law has to do what they have to do," said Brown's mother, Stacey Jackson.
She added, "Our thoughts and prayers are with him."
Police in Irving say Brent was speeding when his vehicle struck a curb and flipped. Brown was pronounced dead at an area hospital.
Intoxication manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Brent could be eligible for probation.
Denmon said no court dates have been scheduled.
NBC 5 DFW's Omar Villafranca contributed to this report.