​Josh Brent Asked To Leave Cowboys Sideline​​

After nose tackle Josh Brent, who was driving drunk when he crashed his car killing teammate Jerry Brown, unknowingly showed up on the Dallas Cowboys sideline this past Sunday, he will now be banned from doing so in the future.

Brent has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after flipping his vehicle, in which Brown was a passenger, on December 8th. Brent was released from jail under condition that he wore an ankle monitor, an alcohol monitoring device, and was not allowed to drive.

Brent, who was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list after the incident, was invited by several Cowboy’s players to attend this past Sunday’s game against the Pittsburg Steeler’s and join them on the sideline, after Brown’s mother, Stacey Jackson had urged them too.

The Cowboys, including owner Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garret, and officials in the NFL’s office, were unaware that Brent would be on the sideline until he was already there.

Garret did not see Brent on the sideline until after the game started, and Jones did not know until he was shown on television.

According to sources, Brent went to the game somewhat reluctantly. He was driven by a teammate on injured reserve who told Brent that all of his teammates wanted him to be there. Once Brent became aware that his presence was sparking a national debate, he left Cowboys Stadium in the third quarter.

Since then the NFL and Cowboys have deemed it “inappropriate” for Brent to be on the sidelines and have banned him from doing so in the future.

Brent “handled it beautifully” by leaving when informed of the controversy Garret said. “It becomes a real sensitive topic to a lot of people when you’re in a public place like the game. There were no bad intentions, other than to support Josh as part of our football team.”

“If he comes back for more games, it will be from a vantage point with a much lower profile,” Garret added.

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