Cowboys' Brent released from jail pending September trial
JUL 08, 2013 12:28p ET
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 on the Dallas defensive line — was intoxicated when he flipped his 2007 Mercedes Benz with 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.
The district attorney's office has been aggressive in the case.
"Addictions are very hard to overcome, and we see this on a daily basis," DA Craig Watkins recently told Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan. "Obviously, Josh Brent has an issue with alcohol, and you just can't one day decide that you're going to stop using it. So I think he's struggling with that. So I'm not surprised with the outcome of what's going on with this case; I just hope that at the end of it, justice will be served for Mr. Brent and the citizens of Dallas County."
The Cowboys have yet to officially cut ties with the Brent.