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Josh Brent On Cowboy’s Sideline Sunday One Week After Drunk Driving Murder.

Josh Brent of the Dallas Cowboys.

One week after being charged with intoxicated manslaughter Josh Brent was caught on the Dallas Cowboys sideline by TV cameras on Sunday as he chatted with teammates during their Pittsburgh Steelers match.

ESPN Dallas reports that Brent, whose blood alcohol tested at .18 after getting into a one car accident that resulted in the death of fellow teammate Jerry Brown, was released on $500,000 bail on Thursday. Since being released Brent has been suspended with benefits and placed on the reserve/non-injured list. On Sunday it appears he was welcomed back by the Cowboys with open arms.

Despite everything, including what some might call better judgement, sports teams are like families and the family that is the Dallas Cowboys appears to besupporting Brent. Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett had this to say during his Thursday press conference:

“I don’t want to get into specifics of that situation. There’s going to be a lot of details to come out about what exactly happened and I don’t think it’s appropriate for me to stand up here and address all of the different things. Again, we’ll continue to support Josh — Josh is a member of our family — in every way that we can and at the same time try to help other people who are in a similar kind of situation.”

It looks like these were not just words for the media to take attention off of the situation. Lawrence Vickers, the Cowboys full back, was quoted in USA Today as telling Brent:

“I had to tell him that in a situation like this, you’ve got to keep your head up, and your brothers are going to make sure we’ll be here for you. So definitely keep your mind positive in everything that you’re doing. And your boys … we ain’t going nowhere. Ain’t nothing changed. Ain’t nothing changed.”

It can’t be easy for Brent to stand on the sidelines with his teammates after accidentally killing one of their own, but it also must be comforting for him to know that regardless of how bad things appear he has a support system he can trust in times of need.

For more on the original story check out this article from The Inquisitr posted earlier this week.

Do you think Josh Brent should have been allowed to be on the sideline this Sunday with his teammates?

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5 Responses to “Josh Brent On Cowboy’s Sideline Sunday One Week After Drunk Driving Murder.”

  1. Felicia Champion

    This makes me sick. I am a cowboys fan but for you to sit there and allow a man that MURDERED his own teammate on your sideline just irks me. Why would you want him in your stadium. This goes to show that if you are in the NFL, you can get away with anything. Any normal person would be locked up with murder charges, this man roams free all because he plays football. Look at Michael Vick and what he did and he still plays football…The cowboys should feel some shame on allowing this man around them. And he still gets benefits from these people, that's bullcrap! Get paid for killing your friend, that's what the world is these days. REST IN PEACE JERRY BROWN! I am still a cowboys fan but this really makes me want to forget what that team is. Josh Brent you killed your friend just a week ago and now you are walking the sidelines smiling and chatting with your team, I hope your proud of yourself.

  2. Melanie Easterling

    I don't think you should be so quick to judge. No one is perfect, and Jerry made the choice to get in the car. I think the Cowboys are doing what they should do, they are a TEAM. Your choice of word, murder is a little miss used. Do you know what wwjd means?

  3. Casey Hawkins

    Jesus wouldn't drive drunk and he wouldn't let a friend or team-mate drive drunk either.

  4. Josh Rogers

    This is horrendous. Having a murderer on the sidelines is not only a huge distraction, but sends a message that no matter what you do, you will be supported by your teammates. If you want to own up to your mistake, rot in that jail cell. Maybe he'll kill someone else (hopefully himself) while he's out on bond living it up.

  5. Dean D-no Baker

    Wow Melanie… How ridiculous… Let me help, you can look some of these words up if they are beyond your ken… Intoxication Manslaughter- The unjustifiable, inexcusable, and intentional killing of a human being without deliberation, premeditation, and malice… AND now… Manslaughter- a distinct crime that is NOT considered a lesser degree of murder. Nice try though and better luck next time… INEXCUSABLE… that he would be on the sidelines.