Former Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent has proven, if not beyond a shadow of a legal doubt then at least anecdotally, that he does not know when to say when.
I base this solely on the facts as alleged by prosecutors in his intoxication manslaughter case set to go to trial in September, namely that he got behind the wheel of his Mercedes last December with twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system and killed his teammate and best friend, Jerry Brown Jr., in the ensuing wreck. Since that time, Brent has twice tested positive for marijuana, the second leading to his bail being revoked for a while.
So excuse me if I do not buy his decision to retire Thursday, two days before the Cowboys report to training camp and 221 days after his tragic and fatal wreck, as a man finally realizing his needed to focus on "major priorities." Nor does this have the Cowboys' fingerprints all over it.
Brent walking away just feels very much like a Roger and the NFL saying "y'all handle this, or...