Josh Brent appeared on the sidelines during the Cowboys game on Sunday. Eight days ago Brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter, after an accident took the life of teammate Jerry Brown.
The Cowboys told announcers Jim Nantz and Phil Simms that Brent was at the game as a sign of support for the player.
It did raise some eyebrows though.
“Am I the only one that is wondering what in the world the Cowboys are thinking with Josh Brent on the sideline?,” Boomer Esiason tweeted.
Esiason continued to question the move at halftime calling it “disgraceful” and “wrong.” His comments were joined by Bill Cowher who found it “insensitive” to everyone involved. Cowher questioned how the team could allow Brent at the game.
The Cowboys, who placed Brent on the non-football illness list this week, have pledged to continue to support him as he moves through the legal process. He was at the team’s headquarters during the week and has been engaged with the Cowboys’ counseling staff.