Found May 24, 2013 on Fox Sports Southwest:
The most benevolent organization in professional sports continues to stand by its man. Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent will remain free while awaiting trial for intoxication manslaghter. He'd been hauled into court Friday morning because prosecutors wanted to revoke his 100,000 bond due to problems with alcohol monitoring. According to witnesses at Friday's hearing, Brent had repeatedly missed requirements for his ankle monitor to download information, as well as two appointments with his assigned county officer. Brent's attorney believes that his client's being treated unfairly because of his association with the Cowboys. "I think we've unequivocally established the fact that the district attorney's office is treating Mr. Brent differently because of the helmet that he wears," Milner told reporters Friday. "There's no disputing that now. Everybody down here knew it. Now it's out in un-contradicted, sworn testimony." By the way, the district attorney's office contradicted that statement immediately, with first assistant district attorney Heath Harris saying, "This guy is a repeat alcohol offender that killed someone in our county. We take offense to that." Meanwhile, Brent continues to be offered free access to the Cowboys' practice facility at Valley Ranch. I'm told that Brent remains a very popular player on the team, and that's played a role in the club's decision not to release him. It's admirable that the Cowboys want to support Brent in the aftermath of a tragic event that resulted in the death of a teammate. But they should support while he's no longer part of the organization. From a practical side, why keep a contract on the books when a player won't be available in 2013? Players and coaches could continue their relationship with Brent whether or not he's in the organization. Call me callous, but I don't think there's any shame in cutting a player who's on trial for intoxication manslaughter. Of course, I thought the Cowboys should've released Jay Ratliff when he was arrested for drunken driving only six weeks after Jerry Brown's death. Perhaps the Cowboys would've been willing to make that decision had Ratliff not been such a productive player. The club would be wise to try and move on from this tragic chapter. But that's difficult to do when Brent's still a member of your organization. You don't have to abandon him. Just take him off the roster. And by all means, keep him off the sideline next season.

Prosecutors go after Brent's bond

Prosecutors are going to court to have the bond revoked for a Dallas Cowboys player awaiting trial on an intoxication manslaughter charge. In court papers filed Thursday, prosecutors accused Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent of violating the terms of his release on bond by consuming alcohol and tampering with a device that detects the presence of alcohol in his body. That makes...

Prosecutors seek to revoke Cowboys player's bond

Prosecutors say Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent has violated conditions of his bond and want it revoked pending trial on an intoxicated manslaughter charge. Brent is free on a $100,000 bond after being charged in the Dec. 8 crash that killed practice squad player Jerry Brown Jr., a passenger in the car. Police say Brent had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit...

Prosecutors: Brent pot test positive

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent tested positive for marijuana while he awaits trial in a car crash that killed a teammate, prosecutors said Thursday in asking a judge to revoke the player's $100,000 bond and issue a warrant for his arrest. Police have accused Brent of driving with a blood-alcohol content more than twice the legal limit during the Dec. 8 car crash...

Judge orders more monitoring for Cowboys DT

DALLAS (AP) -- A judge has ordered more alcohol monitoring for a Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle awaiting trial on an intoxicated manslaughter charge. Josh Brent is charged in the Dec. 8 crash that killed Jerry Brown Jr., a Cowboys' practice squad player. Police say Brent's blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit. Brent appeared in court Friday for a hearing. He&...

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Cowboys' Josh Brent ordered to wear another alcohol monitor

Prosecutors in the Josh Brent manslaughter case sought to revoke his bond due to issue with alcohol monitoring, reports Seems the monitor he currently wears had been triggered a number of times while he's out on $100,000 bond. As a requirement, he has to wear the alcohol ankle monitor and appear for regular meetings with a county officer. Witnesses at Friday'...

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Jerry Jones: I Paid Romo $100 million, So I Want Every Ounce From Him

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Sean Lee: Can the Dallas Cowboys Linebacker Be the Next Brian Urlacher?

As of this morning, Brian Urlacher is no longer an active NFL player. He took to Twitter to announce his retirement, and with it, the game lost one of the all-time great MLB's. Urlacher's tenacity was nothing if not palpable. The look on his face that was captured pre-snap by ESPN's zip line cameras was often downright scary, regardless of how much distance was between...
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