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.
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.