IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys lineman Josh Brent on Sunday morning was freed on bond and released from jail pending his September trial on intoxication manslaughter charges resulting from being the driver in a one-car crash that killed his teammate, Jerry Brown.
It is not clear whether Brent will also appear before a judge on July 19, when prosecutors were originally scheduled to argue that he failed a second drug test for marijuana. A recent alleged failure -- a clear violation of the court's order resulted in his jailing in Dallas County.
On December 8, 2012, the eve of the Cowboys' departure for a road game, Brent who'd moved into a starting role along the Dallas defensive line -- was intoxicated when he flipped his 2007 Mercedes Benz with teammate Jerry Brown inside. Brown died at the scene. The arrest report showed Brent's blood-alcohol level to be 0.189, more than twice the legal limit.
While the Cowboys have yet to official cut ties with the player, the district attorn...