Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent is set to appear in court on September 23, where he’ll face intoxication manslaughter charges stemming from the December single-car accident that claimed the life of Bren’t best friend and Dallas teammate Jerry Brown, Jr. Until then, Jerry Jones would like Brent to remain close to the team.
“What I am sensitive about is he is going to be judged, OK? And I am sensitive about him looking like for whatever the reason he’s anticipating a result,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “He doesn’t feel that way, and so if you are out here getting ready to play you might look like you are thinking you are going to play.
“Well, and somebody looks at that might think that you are not. Normally, people would until sentence get to go to work. Normally they would. Are you being presumptuous if you are out here getting all ready to go and working and doing all that, are you being a little presumptuous relative to adjudication? Could be.”
Jones wouldn’t offer a guess at whether Brent would play this season, though it seems all but certain that he won’t.
Last year, Brent’s presence on the sidelines during the first half of the victory over the Steelers caused a bit of a controversy, and after that, wasn’t seen on the Dallas sideline again.
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