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Cowboys still don’t intend to release Josh Brent

Josh Brent

NFL Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent leaves court in Dallas on Friday May 24, 2013, after a hearing to determine if he violated the terms of his bail. He is facing intoxication manslaughter charges in the Dec. 8 crash that killed Jerry Brown Jr., a Cowboys’ practice squad player. He’s been free on $100,000 bond, but prosecutors say he violated the terms of his release by setting off an alcohol monitoring device and failing to download data from it as required. Judge Robert Burns said Friday that he would not raise Brent’s bond, but ordered extra alcohol monitoring. (AP Photo/Mike Fuentes)


Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is in prison once again after another positive drug test while out on bond awaiting trial for the death of teammate Jerry Brown.

It’s the second time in a month that Brent has had his release revoked after posting bail. The Cowboys have steadfastly remained supportive of Brent in the wake of the car accident that killed Brown in December. It seems they intend to stick by him after his latest incident as well.

According to Ed Werder of ESPN, the Cowboys have no immediate plans to release Brent from their roster.

Brown’s mother has asked for forgiveness for Brent and the Cowboys have obliged by refusing to jettison him from the roster up until now. However, at some point there has to be a breaking point and Brent may be getting close to the Cowboys having no other option but to let him go.