For those of us who live in Dallas, this isn’t a newsworthy quote. We’ve been baffled about the Cowboys handling of Josh Brent since 2012. Why was he allowed on the sideline after that accident? Why hasn’t he been released?
“There are still a lot of people at Valley Ranch who are baffled about the fact that this player remains on the roster,” ESPN’s Ed Werder said on NFL Live.
Especially as we saw everything unfold with Aaron Hernandez in New England. Then, when Aaron Hernandez was arrested and the New England Patriots made a quick and swift decision to release him, electing to eat the money and salary cap hit, it left us in Dallas wondering why Josh Brent hasn’t suffered a similar fate?
The Dallas Cowboys have almost bred a culture where this behavior is acceptable. Months after his teammate, killed another teammate in a drunk driving accident, Jay Ratliff received a DWI.
The NFL will rule on Josh Brent’s status any day now, that might bring about some decision from the Cowboys’ front office. The NFL could suspend Josh Brent, for how long remains unknown. They could potentially suspend him indefinitely and consider reinstating him after his legal issues are over.
Brent’s trial is currently scheduled for September.