Earlier this week former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent retired to focus on his impending intoxication manslaughter trial. The trial has been closely watched by the Dallas media and has already become somewhat of a spectacle. Prosecutors have made innappropriate comments on local radio stations, prompting Brent’s lawyers to ask for a gag order. The judge ultimately didn’t issue a gag order but he did tell the lawyers to watch their comments.
Now we’ve learned that the prosecution has listed six current of former Dallas Cowboys players as potential witnesses for Brent’s trial.
According to the Associated Press:
Safeties Danny McCray and Barry Church and cornerback Orlando Scandrick are on the list filed Thursday, as well as retired safety Gerald Sensabaugh; former cornerback Michael Jenkins, now with the Oakland Raiders; and fullback Lawrence Vickers, who was released by the Cowboys last week.
George Milner, Brent’s attorney, said Friday that he expected the six current and former Cowboys may be called to testify about being at the same nightclub as Brent and Brown the night of the crash.
Brent’s trial is scheduled to begin on September 23rd.
”We’re ready to go to trial, to let the citizens of Dallas County decide how strict our intoxication laws are going to be,” first assistant Dallas County district attorney Heath Harris said.