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Josh Brent Asks for Probation if Convicted of Intoxication Manslaughter

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Josh Brent Wants Probation if Convicted

Josh Brent's latest mugshot, taken June 27, 2013, inset over a shot of him playing for America's Team.

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent is asking a jury to consider probation if he's convicted of intoxication manslaughter.

Brent is scheduled to head to court this September to face an intoxication manslaughter charge that stems from the December 2012 car crash that killed Brent's close friend and Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown Jr.

An Application for Probation and a motion to allow the jury to assess punishment were filed Friday with the court. The Application for Probation states that Brent has never been convicted of a felony in Texas, or any other state, and that if he is convicted of the charge he is asking the jury to suspend his sentence and place him on probation.

While awaiting trial, Brent has been out on bond and forced to wear an ankle monitor to determine if he drinks alcohol. While he hasn't had anything to drink, drug tests have twice found marijuana in his system.

Last month, Brent, who was never released from the team, announced his retirement from professional football so that he could get "the priorities in my life in order."

Brent's trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 23.

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