Former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent sentenced to 180 days in jail, 10 years probation

Dallas County Jail

POSTED: Friday, January 24, 2014 - 11:32am

UPDATED: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 12:25pm

A jury has found former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent guilty of intoxication manslaughter and sentenced him to 180 days in jail with 10 years probation.

The former nose tackle was charged with intoxication manslaughter after allegedly driving drunk and causing a December 2012 wreck that killed his passenger, friend and teammate, Jerry Brown.

Brent announced his retirement from pro-football, Thursday, July 18, 2013.

Brent played three seasons for the Cowboys, recording 65 tackles, 1.5 sacks, five pressures, one pass breakup and one forced fumble in 39 career games with five starts. He was originally selected in the seventh-round of the 2010 Supplemental Draft out of Illinois.

The punishment came down just before 11:40 a.m., Friday afternoon.

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Just amazing what you can accomplish with a checkbook. Just whip it out and pay lawyers, judges and the family. Average Joe would have been put so far back in the slammer he wouldn't have seen daylight for years.

Why did Mr.Brent get special judgement treatment? Was someone in the court a team fan? Was it because Brent is wealthy and could afford a very expensive auto? Perhaps because he was a foot ball ex-player? Maybe he has special friends within the system? Perhaps because this was his first time to tip a "drink"...nope? His first drunk violation...nope? It seems he somehow escaped a minimum 10 years in prison somehow. Will next person who kills a person while drunk get off just as easy? BS

This kills me! My husband 54 y.o., no criminal history, served in the Military, 28 years at the same job, got 15 yrs for two counts.

Wow, don't think that the average citizen would have gotten off that easy.

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