by Brad Biggs
December 12, 02012
Josh Brent will not play football again this season for the Dallas Cowboys.
The team will move the defensive tackle, who faces a second-degree felony charge of intoxication manslaughter, to the reserve, non-football injury list, according to Ed Werder of ESPN.
Now, the Cowboys can fill Brent’s spot on the roster with a player. Brent has been implicated by Irving, Texas, police in the death of teammate Jerry Brown. Brent, allegedly traveling well in excess of the speed limit, flipped his Mercedes in a one-vehicle crash Saturday morning. Brown, a passenger in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The Cowboys have said they will remain supportive of Brent, who could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Brent served time for a DUI while in college at the University of Illinois.
With Brent on the non-football injury reserve list, the Cowboys could choose to not pay him.
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Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune