After his arrest last month on intoxication manslaughter charges, stemming from the single car accident that killed Cowboys’ practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown, nose tackle Josh Brent’s future is more than a little cloudy. Frankly, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to think that his NFL career is over.
In any case, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones isn’t close to being ready to think about Brent’s prospects on the football field, as the 24-year-old awaits his court date.
"My thinking has been dictated by the legal process," Jones told reporters at the Senior Bowl this week, per ESPN Dallas. "So until we know more about timing, status, how that’s resolved there, then I won’t even think about where he is as far as his career is concerned. We’ll see. We have to, and that involves ultimately league matters as well, and more importantly, where he is in the justice system."
Brent’s 2012 season officially ended in the week after the accident, when he was placed on the non-football injury reserve list. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said this week that the league was aware of the incident but, like Jerry, will not move on any disciplinary action until the legal proceedings unfold.
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