Yesterday Dallas Cowboys embattled defensive tackle Josh Brent was allowed to stand on the sideline with his team even though he is facing manslaughter charges for his involvement in the death of friend and teammate Jerry Brown.
Many analyst and pundits felt the gesture was disrespectful regardless of how Browns family feels about Brent.
Jerry Jones was fine with Brent being there, and explained his reasoning to the Star-Telegram.
“Our team and our players wanted him today on the sideline,” Jones said Sunday, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Jerry’s mother (Stacey Jackson) asked us directly as a group. She said, ‘Support him. Help him. He needs your help. Jerry wants that. I want that.’ His teammates asked him to come and be down there with them.”
“She considers Josh a son and she loves him very much,” Garrett said. “We’re going to try and support him every way that we can.”