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Josh Brent hasn’t heard from league office regarding possible suspension

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Amid a report that the NFL soon will be suspending Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent following his December arrest for intoxication manslaughter, a league source with knowledge of the situation has shared a fairly important fact.

Brent has heard nothing from the league office about his status.

Typically, no suspension is imposed until a meeting occurs with Commissioner Roger Goodell.  Typically, punishment for DUI-related infractions is imposed after the charges are resolved.

That’s what happened with Donte’ Stallworth, whose one-year ban came after he pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter.  And while Titans receiver Kenny Britt was suspended for one game after a DUI arrest in July 2012, that incident came at the bottom of a Pacman-style rap sheet.

Either way, a suspension doesn’t happen without a meeting before the Commissioner.

Moreover, Brent will have appeal rights.  So this thing is a long way from being resolved.

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22 Responses to “Josh Brent hasn’t heard from league office regarding possible suspension”
  1. trbowman says: Mar 21, 2013 2:45 PM

    Bah, lawyers are the worst. I should know. I’ve got two lawyer sibs – they do a great job of ensuring I spend my Turkey day parked in front of the TV, taking great effort to ignore their stories.

    Open a law book and it’s filled with so many bizarre caveats and circular logic – enough to drive the reader insane. Don’t know why law school is so popular. No wonder they’re all alcoholics.

  2. ham1 says: Mar 21, 2013 2:57 PM

    “possible suspension”…your kidding right?

  3. nineroutsider says: Mar 21, 2013 2:57 PM

    Don’t we need to wait until he serves his time; isn’t the state of Texas or the county in which this happened going to press charges against him? Have I missed something? I imagine he has a short stint (or longer?) in the pen upcoming before he has to worry about discipline from the league office.

  4. titansbro says: Mar 21, 2013 3:02 PM

    Who cares about his suspension? Dude will be in prison for the rest of what could have been his measly career anyway.

  5. ttommytom says: Mar 21, 2013 3:07 PM

    They need to start banning people for more than a year. Way more…

  6. umainebearman says: Mar 21, 2013 3:08 PM

    As a Cowboys fan I have to say his suspension should be at least a year and only start AFTER he gets out of prison with no shortening of it like Roger seems fond of. He shouldn’t appeal anything.

  7. bconnor94 says: Mar 21, 2013 3:09 PM

    trbowman says:
    Mar 21, 2013 2:45 PM
    Bah, lawyers are the worst. I should know. I’ve got two lawyer sibs – they do a great job of ensuring I spend my Turkey day parked in front of the TV, taking great effort to ignore their stories.

    Open a law book and it’s filled with so many bizarre caveats and circular logic – enough to drive the reader insane. Don’t know why law school is so popular. No wonder they’re all alcoholics.

    ——————————————

    sounds like somebodys a little jealous LOL

  8. frankrizzo51 says: Mar 21, 2013 3:10 PM

    What is the suspension for killing someone with your car while drunk?

  9. mwatts1 says: Mar 21, 2013 3:10 PM

    The dude got drunk and someone died because of it. Forget suspenion… Why isn’t this guy in prison?

  10. ilovefoolsball says: Mar 21, 2013 3:17 PM

    Goodell cares more about people talking mean and saying mean things than someone losing their life.

    Money money money money…..MON-AY!

  11. darocnessmonsta says: Mar 21, 2013 3:28 PM

    Feel sorry for both parties involved but for the life of me I still cant Figure Why the guy who was wasted decided to drive over the guy who died when he reportedly was sober??

  12. thetooloftools says: Mar 21, 2013 3:29 PM

    If he’s not in jail and has a contract he should be allowed to be cut.

  13. jpaq68 says: Mar 21, 2013 4:12 PM

    Dude ought to be worrying more about Johnny Law than Roger Goodell.

  14. dowhatifeellike says: Mar 21, 2013 4:54 PM

    Gotta outright cut a guy like that. Football is the least of his concerns right now.

  15. ddaveyy says: Mar 21, 2013 4:56 PM

    I think he has bigger problems….

    Dave

  16. pjlva says: Mar 21, 2013 4:58 PM

    frankrizzo51 says:
    Mar 21, 2013 3:10 PM
    What is the suspension for killing someone with your car while drunk?

    it was only a year for Stallworth….

  17. 1rockyracoon says: Mar 21, 2013 5:08 PM

    His suspension should be far worse than Stallworth’s. If I remember correctly Stallworth did have alcohol in his system at the time of his accident, however, I remember the man walked directly into a lane of traffic. Brent on the other hand was driving over 100 mph and killed his passenger.

  18. spytdi says: Mar 21, 2013 5:59 PM

    The guy chose to get in the car with him. People make mistakes. The Stalleorth situation comes to mind, but everyone involved had a choice in relation to who drove the automobile. They guy walking across the street didn’t have the same luxury.

  19. dowhatifeellike says: Mar 21, 2013 6:09 PM

    spytdi says:
    Mar 21, 2013 5:59 PM
    The guy chose to get in the car with him. People make mistakes. The Stalleorth situation comes to mind, but everyone involved had a choice in relation to who drove the automobile. They guy walking across the street didn’t have the same luxury.

    The guy walking across the street was also intoxicated and jaywalking.

  20. jredshoes says: Mar 21, 2013 6:20 PM

    So Rogers is changing the running back rules for the safety of players but hasn’t meet with this guy who killed someone.

  21. nflrule says: Mar 21, 2013 6:27 PM

    Nice offseason Jerrah!You have positioned yourself to not afford to sign ANY players and the only peep from Dallas is negative publicity from this tragedy.Someone please save this once proud franchise.

  22. judsonjr says: Mar 21, 2013 11:11 PM

    Well Johnny Jolly got a 3 year suspension for codeine possession so Brent should be out of football for good

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