Former Vol Dwayne Goodrich understands Dallas Cowboys' pain

Tennessee defender Dwayne Goodrich (23) takes a pass from Florida State quarterback Marcus Outzen away from Florida State wide receiver Peter Warrick (9) in the second quarter of the Fiesta Bowl Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. Goodrich scored on the interception. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Tennessee defender Dwayne Goodrich (23) takes a pass from Florida State quarterback Marcus Outzen away from Florida State wide receiver Peter Warrick (9) in the second quarter of the Fiesta Bowl Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. Goodrich scored on the interception. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

DALLAS -- Former Dallas Cowboys cornerback Dwayne Goodrich relived his own tragedy this past weekend when he heard about the death of Cowboys practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown Jr.

"It was a nightmare. It was like reliving the nightmare over, and over, and over again," Goodrich said.

His thoughts went immediately to Brown's family and nose tackle Josh Brent, who was driving the car Brown was riding in when he died in the early hours of Saturday. Brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter.

"Over the next few months, [Brent] is going to be embarrassed," Goodrich said. "I mean, there are so many words I can use to describe -- it’s just painful. It hurts. It's going to hurt for a long time."

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BigBadVol writes:

Dwayne on a good note, I still remember that interception during the national championship game against Florida State. It was awesome. I miss having players like you on the team. And way to clean up your life and man up to your mistakes. VFL!

Lizardgrad89 writes:

Understading? Really?

GeneralNeylandsReturn writes:

I had Dwayne in class in 1997 - a good kid, wrote me a good paper on "Boyz in the Hood" for a Social Problems class...brought his Detroit upbringing and experiences to the whole class.

I hated that he made such a mistake, it was tragic for all involved as it always is...he did own up and pay the dues society asked of him...and I hope learned from it in a way that allows him to teach others to avoid those type of tragic mistakes.

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