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.

22 responses to “Josh Brent hasn’t heard from league office regarding possible suspension

  1. 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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    sounds like somebodys a little jealous LOL

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

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

    Money money money money…..MON-AY!

  7. 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??

  8. 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….

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

  13. 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.

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