5:38PM EST December 10. 2012 - IRVING, Texas — The promoter for a popular Dallas nightclub boasted on Twitter on Friday that 12 Dallas Cowboys were in attendance and that the booze was flowing on the same night Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown died in a drunk-driving accident.
"These fools buying Ace on top of Ace!!!!" according to a tweet from the account of Kimesha Jackson, the promoter/event coordinator for the Dallas nightclub Privae. Ace is believed to be Ace of Spades, a champagne popular on the nightclub circuit and favored by celebrities.
A few minutes earlier, Jackson sent a tweet saying, "I have 12 Cowboys in the theeee building!!!!"
Brown and nose tackle Josh Brent were among the players at Privae, a person with knowledge of the events told USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak publicly.
They left the club in Brent's car, which Irving police say Brent drove drunk, hit a curb and flipped, killing Brown. Brent has been charged with intoxication manslaughter.
The scene of the accident is less than a 5-mile drive from the club.
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and Irving police have been investigating Privae, a private club frequented by local NBA and NFL athletes. The club is upstairs inside another nightspot called Beamers.