By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent is a free man. He has been released from the Dallas County Jail.
He was released from behind bars this afternoon. He went to prison following the conviction of a previous incident that killed his former friend and teammate Jerry Brown Jr.
Through the investigation, it was determined that Brent was drunk when he crashed a vehicle that killed Brown Jr. At this time, it is not clear if he will have to go to a rehab facility to complete the rest of his six-month sentence.
He was originally scheduled to be at the facility through the end of July. Brent was convicted in January of intoxication manslaughter.
The accident happened in December 2012. The police investigation showed that Brent was drunk more than twice the legal limit when he crashed his car near Dallas.
Brown Jr. was a practice squad player at the time of his death. While Brent claimed that he is retired, a team may be able to give him another chance with his sentence out of the way.
At this time, though, it is unclear if a team will be willing to take that gamble. If he signs with another team, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell may lay down the law by giving him a suspension before Brent sees a field again.
Goodell has had a ruly-hand when it comes to suspending and fining players.
From 2010 through 2012, Brent made 39 appearances with the Cowboys. He made 5 starts.
He had 31 tackles with 1.5 sacks. He also had one forced fumble and one pass deflection.
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