by Brad Biggs
July 20, 02013
The Dallas County, Texas, district attorney’s office expects the case against former Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent to go to trial beginning in September.
Asked about the possibility of a plea for Brent, who is accused of intoxication manslaughter in the death of former teammate Jerry Brown, assistant district attorney Heath Harris said, “We’re ready to go to trial, to let the citizens of Dallas County decide how strict our intoxication laws are going to be,” according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The report also indicates six current or former Cowboys have been listed by prosecutors as potential witnesses to be called in the trial. Those are safeties Barry Church and Danny McCray and cornerback Orlando Scandrick and retired safety Gerald Sensabaugh, ex-cornerback Michael Jenkins and released fullback Lawrence Vickers.
Brent has twice tested positive for marijuana while he has been awaiting trial. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
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