Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 12/18/12

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 07: Josh Brent of the Dallas Cowboys sits on the bench during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on November 7, 2010 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
In light of what happened Friday morning in Newtown, Conn., I had a tough time mustering too much indignation over Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent showing up on the sideline of a nationally televised game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was certainly inappropriate that a player accused of intoxication manslaughter related to the death of his teammate and close friend Jerry Brown Jr. would be anywhere near a sideline only eight days after the tragic incident. And we've since found out that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett were just as surprised as everyone else to see Brent arrive at the game. In retrospect, a representative from the Cowboys should've quickly ushered Brent away from the sideline. They could've taken him to a suite or some other location where he wouldn't have been on such public display. Brent didn't want to be at the game, but he was persuaded by his teammates to show up. Cowboys players had been asked by Brown's mother, Stacey Jackson, no...
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