Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 11/19/14

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)
On the day the Dallas Cowboys paid tribute to the fallen Jerry Brown with a No. 53 decal on the back of helmets and held a moment of silence before the game, Josh Brent was invited to join the team on the sideline Sunday as if he’s done no wrong. There’s a side of me that just didn’t feel right about him being present. There’s a side of me that feels this was wrong, though Brown’s mother forgives Brent, a third-year defensive tackle, who selfishly took not only a teammate’s life but also a friend’s life. There’s a side of me that makes me frown and shake my head in shame after seeing him on the sideline when he was responsible for the alcohol-related, one-car accident that killed Brown. In other words, Brent should not have been on the sideline for the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. He was spending time locked up, but walked out of jail in Irving, Texas barefooted after his release on $500,000 bond. There’s no way, just no way in hell. Rather than honoring the falle...
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