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Judge opts not to revoke or increase Josh Brent’s bail

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Prosecutors still may win the war, but today they lost the battle.

A judge in Dallas has ruled that the $100,000 bail paid by Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent will not be revoked or increased, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Evidence introduced at the hearing included testimony that Brent has failed on 22 occasions to log data to his SCRAM device, which monitors alcohol levels.  However, there was no evidence that Brent used alcohol or that he tampered with the device.

Brent faces a September trial for intoxication manslaughter charges.  He allegedly was under the influence of alcohol during a crash that claimed the life of Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown.

Brent is not expected to play for the Cowboys in 2013, but he reportedly has been present at the team’s facility during the offseason.  The NFL undoubtedly will suspend Brent, at least for a year, if he pleads guilty to or is convicted of manslaughter.

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8 Responses to “Judge opts not to revoke or increase Josh Brent’s bail”
  1. schuch10 says: May 24, 2013 12:25 PM

    That would have been a nice chunk of change for that County.

  2. sfm073 says: May 24, 2013 12:31 PM

    Why are the cowboys still keeping this guy around? Are they not allowed to cut him?

  3. rushg says: May 24, 2013 3:50 PM

    God bless this man! I’m a Redskins fan but we have to realize that we all have done stupid Sh#% like drink and try to drive when we were in our early 20s.. Lets not forget that this guy lost his BEST FRIEND in that crash!! It was an accident! Prom kids kill each other every year and we don’t hate them or dislike the surfing driver when it’s over. They were with FRIENDS!!! I’m not saying its right; but GOD knows we all have treaded these waters when we were his age. It could have happened to you and one of your friends, so lets be easy on the guy…

  4. thenew013 says: May 24, 2013 3:56 PM

    ugh house arrest sucks. idk how they think keepin you inside will stop u from drinkin and smokin. that just makes u wanna do it more. now jail time will make u wanna quit. i know from expeirience.

  5. robdog0721 says: May 24, 2013 4:05 PM

    This judge better hope this fool doesn’t go out and kill someone again. There is an obvious disconnect with this dude and the judge is essentially condoning his actions since bond was sent.

  6. cliffordc05 says: May 24, 2013 5:36 PM

    I know a person who had the device in his home and I can guarantee you that if he missed 22 tests that he would still be in jail. It is possible to get false positives on the device but simply not taking the test shows a contempt for the system that warrants incarceration.

  7. hedleykow says: May 24, 2013 5:59 PM

    He’s probably an ok guy whose worst moves in life snared him. I suppose we’re all a little lucky that we haven’t been snared by our own worst moves. On the surface it seems admirable of Jerry Jones to not outcast the guy. He thinks this guy will be back. I hope he’s right.

  8. pksullivanmha says: May 25, 2013 4:02 PM

    The man needs help. Of course he was drinking, why else did he not log in 22 times. Really………. @footballady52 🏈

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