Posted July 07, 2013

Cowboys’ Josh Brent out of jail on court order

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Embattled Cowboys tackle Josh Brent is out of jail again after a court order. (Ronald Martinez /Getty Images)

Embattled Cowboys tackle Josh Brent is out of jail again after a court order. (Ronald Martinez /Getty Images)

Embattled Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was released from jail on Sunday, Dallas County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Carmen Castro told the Dallas Morning News.

Brent’s release came just less than two weeks after he went back into Dallas County’s custody due to allegedly testing positive twice for having the presence of marijuana in his system. According to the Dallas Morning News, a court order freed Brent.

Brent is facing a charge of intoxication manslaughter in a Dec. 8, 2012, car crash that killed good friend and Cowboys practice player Jerry Brown. Authorities said that Brent was driving with a blood-alcohol content more than twice the legal limit in Texas. Months later, a judge ordered more monitoring for Brent until his trial begins in the fall.

He returned to jail on June 27, after drug tests both earlier in June and in May reportedly tested positive for a presence of marijuana.

Brent is still a member of the Cowboys. However, he has not participated in any of the team’s offseason activities, and he is not expected to report to training camp later this month.


6 comments
MrSideView11
MrSideView11

Why is he on the roster???  Jerry, take a tip from Kraft and drop this fool.

Whatever
Whatever

@MrSideView11 The question is what's the salary cap hit to cut him? The Cowboys may not be able to afford that this year.

6marK6
6marK6

Jerry might want to take steps towards removing him from the roster. What a loser player and organization.

RobertJacke
RobertJacke

Why is he stillout  arrested 2 times on VOP, and the Cowboys still have he on the roster he is another accident waiting to happen................. 

GoPSULions
GoPSULions

So wonder if the NFL can use those failed tests for its own substance abuse policies and suspend him, since it seems like the Cowboys don't plan on doing anything.