Former Cowboy Convicted Of DUI May Have Violated Parole
Josh Brent, a former member of the Dallas Cowboys, had been driving under the influence of alcohol back in 2012 when he got into an accident that killed his best friend and fellow teammate, Jerry Brown. Bent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter in which he served five months in jail and has been on probation since 2014.
Dallas News reported that Brent was facing possible prison time for violation of the conditions of his parole. Brent was prohibited from committing any other offenses and from either possessing or drinking alcohol. At approximately 1:45 on Sunday, June 31st, police were called after Brent was observed sitting on the grass near a Wendy’s restaurant in Coppell talking to himself. Video footage that has been making the rounds on the internet shows Brent barefoot and shirtless.
Police report that they had to tase Brent before taking him into custody because he resisted being handcuffed and did not respond to officers’ commands.
Brent admitted to officers that he was intoxicated at the time of his arrest. He was later booked into the Dallas County Jail. Brent posted bond and was released from jail.
An updated report indicated that the warrant for Brent’s arrest was recalled on Wednesday, July, 10th by a Dallas County Judge. No reason was given for why the arrest warrant was recalled.
A comment on Twitter by reporter Calvin Watkins of The Athletic indicates that Brent tested clean for both alcohol and drugs and may have suffered a mental breakdown. Brent is currently undergoing psychiatric evaluation and treatment.