While Josh Brent hasn’t been formally banned from entering voluntary workouts with the Cowboys at their facility in Valley Ranch, he has been told to keep his distance from the team until his legal drama stemming from his arrest for intoxication manslaughter which took the life of his teammate and friend Jerry Brown Jr. are resolved.
Brent is on the reserve/non-football illness list currently, and executive Vice President Stephen Jones offered the following in regards to Brent’s situation, via ESPN:
“The league hasn’t had any sanctions on him,…The more important thing for Josh right now is to focus on the issues at hand for himself, and obviously, he’s got some legal issues he’s going to be working through, not to mention all the personal issues that are involved with what he was involved with. That’s what he’s focused on right now.”
Brent was not present at voluntary workouts, which began Monday. Jones said the NFL will have a ‘big say’ in Brent’s future in the league. As of now, Brent is in the last year of his contract and the Cowboy’s could cut him to gain more cap space.
Brent’s trial date is set for September 23rd, and if convicted he faces up to 20 years in prison.