Back in January, former Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was sentenced to 180 days in jail and ten years probation for the drunk-driving accident that killed his teammate and best friend Jerry Brown, Jr. in December of 2012.
The Cowboys have always said they’d wait for the legal system to play out before giving any thought to Brent’s football future and they haven’t changed their tune now that he is scheduled to be released from jail in the next couple months--executive vice president Stephen Jones said just this week that the team still hasn’t closed the door on the idea of Brent returning.
“I certainly wouldn't rule it out,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News.
Brent retired from football in July of last year, prior to his trial on intoxication manslaughter charges got started. This means he’ll have to apply for reinstatement with the NFL if he intends on returning.
“I’ll weigh in on that when the time comes," Jones said in February. "He's retired and he has got a lot of work ahead of him. But obviously we hope he does all of the right things. And if he does, at some point, and he feels like he has got his priorities in the right order and he wants to play football, then, we’ll discuss that."
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