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Brent released from Dallas County Jail on early release of his six-month sentence

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By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: June 15th, 2014 at 4:01 pm EST

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent has been released from jail. He walked out of Dallas County Jail this afternoon.

He went to jail following his conviction of a drunken crash that killed his friend and fellow teammate Jerry Brown. Now that he’s a free man, it is not clear if he will have to go to a rehab facility to complete the rest of his six-month sentence.

Josh Brent (Getty Images)

Josh Brent (Getty Images)

His original sentence was expected to end in July. He was convicted in January of the December 2012 crash with intoxication manslaughter.

His blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit near Dallas when his car crash and killed Brown, a well-respected practice squad player.

Brent has said that he is retired from the NFL, but with this sentence out of the way, there’s a chance that he could return. It is not clear if he signs with a team if he will have to serve a suspension.

That decision will be made by commissioner Roger Goodell, who has a ruly-hand when it comes to players, who have been in trouble.


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