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Report: Josh Brent Still Hasn't Heard From Goodell, NFL

Brent is facing an intoxication manslaughter charge stemming from a December incident that left linebacker Jerry Brown Jr. dead

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    It was reported this week that the NFL would likely hand down their decision soon regarding Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent’s punishment for a December incident that led to the death of practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown, Jr., and Brown’s best friend and teammate, Brent, facing intoxication manslaughter charges.

    But according to a Thursday report on Pro Football Talk, Brent has yet to hear from the league offices, meaning that it could actually be awhile before we hear anything.

    As PFT’s Mike Florio points out, the NFL traditionally waits until the legal process plays out--and until commissioner Roger Goodell has met with the player in question--before handing down a ruling on such matters.

    In the report, Florio cites the case of receiver Donte Stallworth, who received a one-year ban after pleading guilty to DUI manslaughter back in 2009.

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