Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/18/13
With a ruling on his status with the NFL looming after his arrest on charges of DUI manslaughter in the death of teammate Jerry Brown Jr. last year, Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent will announce his retirement Thursday, his agent Peter Schaffer told FOX Sports. Brent, 25, plans to cite his off-field issues and the need to address things "more important than football right now" in his retirement announcement, Schaffer said. League spokesman Greg Aiello told FOX Sports a ruling on a possible suspension was expected to come before training camp. Brent's retirement is expected to come before any ruling, though the league might nonetheless have its say on the matter soon.
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