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Prosecutors: Josh Brent failed marijuana test

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A judge recently decided to not revoke or increase Josh Brent’s $100,000 bail, while he awaits trial on intoxication manslaughter charges.

He might not be so fortunate this time.

According to the Associated Press, prosecutors said the former Cowboys defensive tackle has tested positive for marijuana while awaiting trial.

Dallas County prosecutors filed a motion Thursday asking a judge to revoke Brent’s bond after the failed urine test from last month.

Brent was free on bond after the Dec. 8 crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown. Brent had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.

While nothing Brent does while free on bond could be worse than taking the life of a teammate, he’s rapidly squandering the support that has been offered to him, including from Brown’s family.

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  1. thesteelers says: Jun 6, 2013 5:36 PM

    The Bengals are suddenly interested.

  2. trollingforjustice says: Jun 6, 2013 5:38 PM

    There goes his spot on the sideline with the team this year

  3. reesesteel23 says: Jun 6, 2013 5:39 PM

    Its just weed.

  4. rcali says: Jun 6, 2013 5:39 PM

    Don’t worry Cowboy fans, he’ll be back on the sideline cracking jokes and rooting for ‘boys soon enough.

  5. DiscountMescan says: Jun 6, 2013 5:39 PM

    The hell is wrong with this guy other than he could give too craps about following the law?

  6. romosmicrodongs says: Jun 6, 2013 5:40 PM

    marijuana can stay in your system for a very long time, esp. if your tubby

  7. captainwisdom8888 says: Jun 6, 2013 5:42 PM

    It’s frightening to think about just how close we all are (at all times) to making a mistake that could essentially ruin the rest

  8. captainwisdom8888 says: Jun 6, 2013 5:43 PM

    It’s frightening to think about just how close we all are (at all times) to making a mistake that could essentially ruin the rest of our lives, and the lives of others. It’s as if we are walking the edge of a cliff of poor judgement.

  9. rawdiggity32 says: Jun 6, 2013 5:44 PM

    SMH…stupid

  10. tyler4richardson says: Jun 6, 2013 5:46 PM

    NFL players are good at a game but most suck at real life.

  11. banger60 says: Jun 6, 2013 5:46 PM

    I’m shocked!!!!!!

  12. banger60 says: Jun 6, 2013 5:48 PM

    I’m shocked, probably another gangster!!!!

  13. mazblast says: Jun 6, 2013 5:49 PM

    thesteelers says: Jun 6, 2013 5:36 PM

    The Bengals are suddenly interested
    —————————————
    The Bagels wait until a guy is between arrests to sign him. This guy is still in jail.

    Seriously, not even the Bugles would touch Brent right now, especially since they don’t really need another defensive lineman at this moment.

  14. snowman36 says: Jun 6, 2013 5:52 PM

    How do you know he is losing support of the family? Especially over marijuana?? Odd statement

  15. baselman1974 says: Jun 6, 2013 5:53 PM

    Josh killed Jerry Brown who he knew since college. Josh shows no remorse and doesn’t want to change.
    I have no sympathy for this man because Josh doesn’t care about his actions at all. Lock him up. Maybe he will learn something.

  16. explosionsauce says: Jun 6, 2013 5:53 PM

    banger60 says:
    Jun 6, 2013 5:48 PM
    I’m shocked, probably another gangster!!!!
    ————————————

    Not sure if serious. I hope you aren’t lumping people who smoke weed with gangsters….because that would be very juvenile and naive.

  17. iced107 says: Jun 6, 2013 5:53 PM

    tyler4richardson says:
    Jun 6, 2013 5:46 PM
    NFL players are good at a game but most suck at real life.
    ——————————————————
    thats not fair…

    There 1,696 players on a roster in any given season (53 roster spots X 32 teams) – it’s not fair to lump even Most football players into this category. Everyone hears about the guys that mess up and rarely about the ones being commended (like community service work, donations, etc.)

    Guys in trouble breads more headlines than charity.

  18. dryzzt23 says: Jun 6, 2013 6:06 PM

    “It’s just weed”? Really?
    Weed is a gateway drug that will lead to more addictive drugs. Oh but it’s so “cool”….NOT.

    Brent CHOSE to smoke weed and it will cost him his career I hope. People never learn from other people’s mistakes. I hope this guy regrets his action when he’s older, and then it comes full circle when his kids smoke weed. What will he say or do? Will Brent tell his kids “it’s just weed”? I think not.

  19. skinswillsurprise says: Jun 6, 2013 6:07 PM

    For all you “smart” people who say it is just weed or legalize it should really think about something. If a person has millions of dollars and all they have to do is quit and they can’t, something is wrong with weed. If somebody told me I could not drink coffee and to stop eating fast food for millions, it would be the last time I would do those things. Have fun thumbing me down, but you all know I am right!!

  20. jam111632013 says: Jun 6, 2013 6:07 PM

    he belongs on the cowboys.

  21. mz1394 says: Jun 6, 2013 6:10 PM

    How stupid can a person be?!?! The its just pot excuse doesn’t work either. Lets see I will take another persons life then say f u to the judicial system . Have fun in jail a- hole hahahahaha

  22. bleedeaglegreen says: Jun 6, 2013 6:13 PM

    @captainwisdom8888

    To a certain extent, you make a very valid point. But let me I ask you a question?

    What if you had already made that “mistake” a couple of years before, would you go out & do it again?

    This guy has 2 DUI’s in 3 years (as if getting away safe with the first one wasn’t enough of a wake up call), in the second DUI killed his best friend & new team mate. Then while awaiting trial he was once again was given a lucky break with bail & is completely brainless enough to fail a drug test knowing he was going to be monitored.

    Huge difference between making one mistake & being perpetually stupid. Sorry but this guy is galactically stupid.

  23. dryzzt23 says: Jun 6, 2013 6:13 PM

    snowman36 says: Jun 6, 2013 5:52 PM

    How do you know he is losing support of the family? Especially over marijuana?? Odd statement.
    _________________________________
    If anyone in my family smoked weed, I would shun them and ban them from my house. I, nor anyone in my family, will enable any idiot who CHOOSES to smoke weed. If his family really cared about him (and his career) then they’d have an intervention to get him off of weed.

  24. ctiggs says: Jun 6, 2013 6:21 PM

    He might as well get it in while he can.

  25. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 6, 2013 6:21 PM

    “While nothing Brent does while free on bond could be worse than taking the life of a teammate”
    __________________________

    Really ? Nothing ? How about getting back behind the wheel drunk again and killing a family of people ?

  26. senetor24 says: Jun 6, 2013 6:26 PM

    He belongs in jail.

  27. zeke2517 says: Jun 6, 2013 6:28 PM

    People smoking pot and Dancing With The Stars are a close tie at the top of the list of things I don’t care about.

  28. asimonetti88 says: Jun 6, 2013 6:29 PM

    this guy sucks. I have no problem with weed, but get your s— in line if your substance use has caused a death.

  29. dallasux says: Jun 6, 2013 6:30 PM

    This country is so backwards…if weed was legal and alcohol wasn’t, dude would still be alive. Marijuana is incredibly less dangerous than alcohol. And our country is broke, meanwhile weed smokers are giving Their money to drug dealers instead of the government. It makes no sense

  30. bishopbengals says: Jun 6, 2013 6:30 PM

    @dryzzt23 are you serious? Glad I am not in your family since you seem to have an uptight family. Shunning someone because of weed has to be the lamest reason I have ever heard.

  31. remyje says: Jun 6, 2013 6:31 PM

    the marijuana could still be in his system from before the DUI.

  32. jadaruler says: Jun 6, 2013 6:33 PM

    What an idiot. I normally wouldn’t talk about anyone like that, but he deserves it. You would think after driving drunk, killing a teammate, you would think he would be on the straight and narrow. Ms. Brown and the Cowboys having his, he would do all he could to change, but no he has to be the screw up.

  33. gbmickey says: Jun 6, 2013 6:38 PM

    Its just weed crowd I assume are in high school and lack the muturity to understand. You are aware it was just alcohol he was drinking that contributed to him killing his friend. This after previously being arrested for dui.

  34. romo2witten says: Jun 6, 2013 6:39 PM

    I really wish the Cowboys would cut this guy already.

  35. Stiller43 says: Jun 6, 2013 6:39 PM

    Regardless of your feelings towards the legality of weed, the fact that this guy cant refrain from doing what is currently an illegal drug while awaiting trial for DUI manslaughter is pathetic.

  36. eaglessuperfan says: Jun 6, 2013 6:39 PM

    Really man? Wow just wow.

  37. thefiesty1 says: Jun 6, 2013 6:40 PM

    Just another cowbaby.

  38. jsrdc says: Jun 6, 2013 6:43 PM

    @dryzzt23

    “It’s just weed”? Really?
    Weed is a gateway drug that will lead to more addictive drugs. Oh but it’s so “cool”….NOT.”

    Seriously? Are hells angels bikers more likely to become one of the gang if they ride bicycles as kids? Correlation isn’t cause, Einstein. Wake up.

    Stop believing the rhetoric and ridiculousness of the stigma around Marijuana. It is NOT a gateway drug. It has MULTIPLE medical uses, even though it is classified as a class one substance. EDUCATE YOURSELF instead of regurgitating the same old worn out garbage surrounding a naturally occurring plant that grows wild in several places globally.

    The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences wrote:

    “Patterns in progression of drug use from adolescence to adulthood are strikingly regular. Because it is the most widely used illicit drug, marijuana is predictably the first illicit drug most people encounter. Not surprisingly, most users of other illicit drugs have used marijuana first. In fact, most drug users begin with alcohol and nicotine before marijuana — usually before they are of legal age.’

    So, alcohol and nicotine are the TRUE gateway drugs, if you are referring to early use. And funny enough, both are legal and neither have no real medicinal value (not compared to marijuana, anyway).

    Educating yourself first is a good idea before opening your mouth.

  39. oldcat157 says: Jun 6, 2013 6:43 PM

    Both alcohol and weed should both be illegal. We got one. Lets not be greedy.

  40. gbmickey says: Jun 6, 2013 6:45 PM

    It could be in his system from before the DUI? This is proof weed does make you stupid.

  41. bsandersislegend20 says: Jun 6, 2013 6:46 PM

    @dryzzt23 Can you be anymore ridiculous? You must have your head up Ronald Reagan’s ass. How’s that war on drugs coming for ya? Just to let you know caffine is a drug. Its part of the phetimine family, but is the country gonna ban it anytime soon? No. Is the government going to ban nicotine anytime soon? No. Is the government banning alcohol anytime soon? No. And FYI perscription drugs are becoming a bigger problem than the so called “illegal” drugs. So you can sit there and ignorantly say that you’d SHUN your own family over something that grows as naturally as corn, and say that this dude needs an INTERVENTION as much as you want but I believe thats just wishful thinking because that should’ve happened after the 1st DUI. Not now. Get a clue.

  42. upperdecker19 says: Jun 6, 2013 6:47 PM

    “the former Cowboys defensive tackle has tested positive for marijuana while awaiting trial.”

    Jeez…you generally want to be sure that you keep your nose beyond clean when awaiting trial that could put you in jail for the rest of your life.

    Heck, he probably has child porn on his computer as well.

  43. jdphx says: Jun 6, 2013 6:49 PM

    Obviously not a Genius…

  44. ringwormsherm says: Jun 6, 2013 6:50 PM

    Dude is probably stressed out of his mind. How dare he smoke a natural herb to help with that. Oh, but if he got hopped up on legal prescription pills than its ok? SMH at society.

  45. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 6, 2013 6:53 PM

    In exchange for having charges reduced Josh agreed to have his photo used to headline the “Pot Does Not Make You Happy, Relieve Stress, or Make The World Seem Like A Better Place” campaign.

  46. dallasux says: Jun 6, 2013 6:57 PM

    Its a plant that grows all by itself. Making it illegal is a crime against humanity and god. Yet Oxycontin, which is synthetic, is. Legal Because the government makes $ off it. Our country is greedy and uninformed to say the least.

  47. banger60 says: Jun 6, 2013 7:02 PM

    Mr.sauce, just little humor, i’ll say 50/50!

  48. gbmickey says: Jun 6, 2013 7:10 PM

    Oxy is legal? All you guys sticking up for the weed sure makes proving our point quite easy.

  49. prose3505 says: Jun 6, 2013 7:22 PM

    …weeds a gateway drug… if you have millions of dollars and cant stop smoking weed, its weeds fault… Really?!? do yourselves a favor, take “reefer madness” out of vcr and join us in 2013. “its just weed” doesn’t fly either, but marijuana has medicinal benefits that have been proven time and time again all over the world.

  50. tjq86 says: Jun 6, 2013 7:25 PM

    “You in here for sum marijuana???”

  51. rawpowwa says: Jun 6, 2013 7:27 PM

    I get why he shouldn’t be going to the club, but what’s wrong with him eating cheetos and watching netflix while he waits for his trial?

  52. asimonetti88 says: Jun 6, 2013 7:29 PM

    Also, I don’t understand why the Cowboys haven’t cut this guy yet? Is he really that good? The guy has 1 sack in 3 years in the NFL!

  53. johanvil says: Jun 6, 2013 7:40 PM

    You couldn’t make it up. Really.

  54. pkswally024 says: Jun 6, 2013 7:41 PM

    “Help him get off weed”. Bahahaha. “You ever suck d*** for coke? That’s a real addiction”

  55. charlutes says: Jun 6, 2013 7:45 PM

    Pot is harmless

  56. fearthehoody says: Jun 6, 2013 7:45 PM

    He’s a joker! He’s a smoker! A midnight toker?

  57. mikejsmith32 says: Jun 6, 2013 7:56 PM

    Can the Cowboys just end this already and cut him? I already did in Madden 13!

  58. peytonsneckl8 says: Jun 6, 2013 8:30 PM

    He’s a Cowboy, of course he failed a drug test. HTTR

  59. thetooloftools says: Jun 6, 2013 8:37 PM

    … and throw away the damn key.

  60. mythaimyke says: Jun 6, 2013 9:31 PM

    LOCK UP THE DIRT BAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. smstonerock says: Jun 6, 2013 9:38 PM

    I smoke marijuana and eat some popcorn and watch some tv with a big smile on my face. CALL THE POLICE!!!!

  62. anonymousnevermindfishdeath says: Jun 6, 2013 9:49 PM

    Yea, I think he failed his driving test too, and friendship test.

  63. nou04 says: Jun 6, 2013 10:03 PM

    He obviously doesn’t get it. What a fool. I hope Dallas cuts him and distances themselves, quickly. Its fine to stand by an employee while the legal system plays out, but either you pass or fail a test. He failed it, time to cut him and make him an ex-employee.

  64. bucfandango says: Jun 6, 2013 10:07 PM

    He was just offered a job with the IRS.

    After reviewing his phone records, they found he met the requirements of field agent.

  65. jerrysglassescleaner says: Jun 6, 2013 10:43 PM

    Marijuana ain’t a drug. It’s just a plant and if you so happened to set it on fire, there are some effects.

  66. tjacks7 says: Jun 6, 2013 10:46 PM

    makes me want to stay off the road. sad knowing I’m one idiot away from being murdered for no reason.

  67. nagaswan says: Jun 7, 2013 12:07 AM

    better that he smoked than drank

  68. ragingmouse says: Jun 7, 2013 12:42 AM

    “I’m flabbergasted”!

  69. rukkus1 says: Jun 7, 2013 12:43 AM

    Thumbs up for marijuana

    Thumbs down against marijuana

    Its good to see the taboo and demonization finally losi g steam. Decriminalize it!!!!!

  70. rukkus1 says: Jun 7, 2013 12:49 AM

    Oh about weed being a “gateway” drug drzyzt23…

    Ive never ran out of weed and told myself “shoot, im out of weed and im ready for some meth now”

    Cmon dude. That is the most naive thing to believe ever… or you just have an out of control destructive personality.

    Ive smoked weed on and off for almost 20 years and I dont even drink alcohol or take aspirins. Dont believe the hype my brother.

  71. bluestar4ever says: Jun 7, 2013 12:57 AM

    peytonsneckl8 says:
    Jun 6, 2013 8:30 PM
    He’s a Cowboy, of course he failed a drug test. HTTR

    Short memory. Have you already forgotten about Fred Davis and Trent Williams? The Redskins have had more failed drug tests recently than the Cowboys.

  72. hedleykow says: Jun 7, 2013 2:03 AM

    Could have been second hand smoke from when he met with Jerry Jones.

    Ironically, that would be one likable thing about Jerry Jones if it were the actual truth. As it stands, there is nothing likable about him.

  73. coltzfan166 says: Jun 7, 2013 2:28 AM

    If I had to live with the guilt of killing someone, I’d probably be getting high to deal with the emotional pain too.

  74. johanvil says: Jun 7, 2013 7:02 AM

    charlutes says:

    Pot is harmless
    ————————————————–

    “prosecutors said the former Cowboys defensive tackle has tested positive for marijuana while awaiting trial.”
    —————————————————-

    You missed the point.

  75. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Jun 7, 2013 12:37 PM

    Cowboy is as Cowboy does.

  76. bigsexy2288 says: Jun 7, 2013 8:07 PM

    Get rid of this piece of trash, damn he killed a human being and now he is free and what does he do, fail a drug test. Put this bastard away, lock the cell and throw away the key..

  77. badintent says: Jun 8, 2013 12:16 AM

    I think his mug shot qualifies him for the new movie “The Green Mile II”

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