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Cowboys' Josh Brent Released From Jail

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Josh Brent was released from jail yesterday after a short stint in prison. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images.
Josh Brent was released from jail yesterday after a short stint in prison. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images.

The Dallas Cowboys DT Josh Brent was released from jail yesterday due to a court order, 11 days after his incarceration. The jail time was a result of marijuana being found in his system for the second time since he was allowed out on bond. Alcohol was detected in his system back in March, and he failed his first drug test in May. The failed drug tests violated the terms of his pretrial release, leading to his arrest.

Brent is now required to wear a drug detection patch in addition to the alcohol monitor he’s been wearing for months now. His driving privileges have also been revoked. However, prosecutors are attempting to have his bond revoked in light of the failed drug tests, and they strongly believe that Brent should remain in jail until the trial begins.

Brent is still facing intoxication manslaughter charges in the death of friend and Cowboys’ practice-squad LB Jerry Brown, Jr. The tragic single-car accident that killed Brown happened back in early December of last year, while Brent was driving with a blood-alcohol level tested twice above the legal limit.

The Cowboys are inexplicably keeping him on the roster, but it seems that it’s only a matter of time before they release him.