POSTED: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 12:55pm
UPDATED: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 1:12pm
Tyler, Tx (KETK) — According to Josh Brent's agent, the Cowboy DT will step away from the game.
This news was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Brent has been charged with intoxication manslaughter, for allegedly wrecking his car while drunk and killing teammate Jerry Brown Jr.
The team released this statement:
Dallas Cowboys Josh Brent announced his retirement today.
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.
Josh Brent quote:
"This is the right decision for me, and something that I have given a lot of thought to. I am at a point where my main focus is all about getting the priorities in my life in order. Those priorities are more important than football. Doing the right things in life are more important than football. I love the game very much. I love my teammates, but this is the right thing for me to do."