Former Cowboy Josh Brent gets 180 days in jail

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  1. Sportsguy

    Sportsguy AKA-Sportsguy9695

    Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent was sentenced Friday to 180 days in jail and 10 years of probation for a drunken car crash that killed his friend and teammate, Jerry Brown.

    Brent was convicted Wednesday of intoxication manslaughter for the December 2012 crash on a suburban Dallas highway that killed Brown, who was a passenger in Brent's car. Brent could have been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.

    Brent, a defensive tackle, and Brown, a linebacker on the practice squad, also played together at Illinois. They were headed home from a night of partying when Brent lost control of his Mercedes and crashed. Officers who arrived on scene saw Brent trying to pull Brown's body from the wreckage.

    Blood tests pegged Brent's blood alcohol content at 0.18 percent, which is more than twice the state's legal limit of 0.08 percent. Prosecutors told jurors that the 320-pound Brent had as many as 17 drinks on the night of the crash.

    Source: ESPN Dallas\ Fort Worth
  2. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It

    You got to be freakin' kidding me!!

    Mike Vick did 2 years for killing DOGS.

    What the hell is the matter with your justice system?
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  3. Agent Zero

    Agent Zero I rode the short bus

    It was Brown's mom that saved Brent's ass from going to prison. She testified that she didn't want him going to jail. If it wasn't for her he would be up crap creek for a few years.
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  4. DaBearsrule4ever

    DaBearsrule4ever Hall Of Famer

    Yeah, Josh Brent got 10 years probation BUT 180 days in jail for killing someone one while you where driving intoxicated, accident or not is a fricking joke. I can't think of any other mother that would be as forgiving for killing their son/daughter as Jerry Brown's mother has been.
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  5. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Will he return to the NFL?
  6. DaBearsrule4ever

    DaBearsrule4ever Hall Of Famer

    Theres always a chance...
  7. ragman

    ragman Pro Bowler Fantasy Guru

    Leonard Little of the Rams received probation after killing a woman while driving drunk in 1998. He played until 2009. So, I guess someone will pick up Brent.
  8. ragman

    ragman Pro Bowler Fantasy Guru

    I doubt he'll play in 2014. While Brent has gone through the legal system, Goodell hasn't weighed in on what his league punishment will be. Remember that Brent is a repeat offender in terms of a DWI.

    On a side note, Mike Fisher on 105.3 The Fan said this morning that about 40% of Dallas County cases involving intoxication manslaughter do receive probation.
  9. Tarkus

    Tarkus The Thread Stalker

    That's cuz the judicial system feels being a Cowboys fan able to watch the games is punishment enough...
  10. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    This is just my personal feeling but regardless of Brown's mom's feeling on the matter, he took a life driving drunk. A punishment of 180 days in jail feels a little bit on the light side.
  11. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Remember...Goodell IS the judicial system!!
  12. markaz

    markaz Resident Cards Fan Staff Member

    Nothing. Business as usual. Check this one out.

    In August 2009, Clifton Williams was attending his cousin's hearing at the Will County, New York courthouse. According to an NBC New York report, Circuit Judge Daniel Rozak was in the midst of sentencing Williams' cousin for a felony drug when he exhaled a powerful yawn. According to the judge, Williams "raised his hands while at the same time, making a loud yawning sound." The judge believed the act was a disrespectful interruption of the court room. Instead of proceeding with the trial, Rozak threw out his cousin's case and sentenced Williams to six months in the county pen for contempt of court. After the incident, Williams's 79-year-old grandmother told NBC, "This is ridiculous -- you've got all these people shooting up kids, and here this boy yawns in court [and gets 6 months]. It's crazy."
  13. ragman

    ragman Pro Bowler Fantasy Guru

    Heard this morning that Brent is supposed to meet with Goodell on Thursday.
  14. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    well he isnt gay so even tony dungy would give him another chance.
  15. Jihad Joe

    Jihad Joe Life to Infidels

    What if he is gay?
  16. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    He kind of looked gay in the photos we used to use on the old GIF. Tell you what is gay, 180 days in jail for killing someone.
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  17. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    if thats the case he should head to st louis.
  18. Buck Fenson

    Buck Fenson formerly Jake from State Farm

    maybe the judge is an Eagles fan. He only killed a Cowboy. what's the big deal?
  19. Jihad Joe

    Jihad Joe Life to Infidels

    If he killed a Saint, Id vote him into Congress
  20. Buck Fenson

    Buck Fenson formerly Jake from State Farm

    depends on who it was.