Brent’s lawyer plans to seek gag order

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Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent has been put in jail for violating the terms of his bond by smoking marijuana.  Brent’s lawyer wants the prosecutor to quit talking about the case.

According to 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, George Milner plans to file a request on Wednesday to prevent District Attorney Craig Watkins from talking about Brent.  Milner believes Watkins recent comments to 105.3 The Fan, which include Watkins explaining that he believes Brent should be incarcerated, cross the line.

Brent remains behind bars pending a July 19 hearing regarding whether he will be released pending trial.  The trial date has been moved from September 23 to November.  It’s unclear how the Cowboys will handle Brent’s roster spot until the case is resolved.

Watkins’ comments to 105.3 The Fan make one thing clear.  A plea bargain isn’t possible unless Brent agrees to serve time.

21 responses to “Brent’s lawyer plans to seek gag order

  1. Maybe if his half-brained client would stop drinking and/or doing drugs, the prosecutor would shut up.

  2. It is 2013 and we are still placing people behind bars for smoking a plant that makes you a little hungry and a little tired… oh and it might make you laugh a little harder

  3. I do not not understand why this guy is still on a team. It speaks volumes about the Cowboys.

  4. jtbaudendistel says:

    It is 2013 and we are still placing people behind bars for smoking a plant that makes you a little hungry and a little tired… oh and it might make you laugh a little harder
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    No. He was put in jail for breaking the terms of his bail / bond.

    Which since he killed his teammate while intoxicated it makes a lot of sense that a judge would prohibit him from alcohol and other intoxicants while he was out on bail.

    And I’m all for legalization but this is not the same as jailing someone for simple possession of/smoking weed.

  5. I think it’s a really classy move for the cowboys to keep Brett on the roster, right up to the point where he’s convicted of vehicular manslaughter and parol violations – NOT.

  6. The DA flaps his gums for attention. Lawyers are known for that.

    I’m not certain how this speaks volumes about the Cowboys. Dude is not practicing nor will he be at camp. I don’t call that “on the team”.
    Should we wait for the justice system or just hang him next to Hernandez?
    Brent is stupid, not a cold-blooded killer. Kinda like the bulk of the Seahawks org.

  7. Josh Brent should be treated like any non-celebrity in this case, and if he violated the conditions of his bail then they have every right to enforce the consequences. No problem with that.

    But if Brent was just a no-name guy with a normal job, would he also have to deal with the prosecutor going on the radio commenting on the case? Doubtful. And people say NFL players get special treatment as if that’s an advantage for them.

  8. “It is 2013 and we are still placing people behind bars for smoking a plant that makes you a little hungry and a little tired… oh and it might make you laugh a little harder”
    Sorry, pothead, but that’s just BS. Pot, like booze, slows a person’s reaction time. Which means…anybody?…smoking pot and driving is no bueno. And for a guy who killed another guy after drinking and driving? They should lock him up and throw away the key. But maybe I’m just not enlightened enough for 2013. Or too logical.

  9. It would be awesome to find out that JJ and this guy toked from the same water bong. I never really cared for JJ before now, but this entire episode sort of warms my heart to him. He obviously isn’t all that bad of a guy after all. I have your back from hear on out, JJ. I’ll never type another bad word about you.

  10. jtbaudendistel says:
    Jul 2, 2013 6:21 PM
    It is 2013 and we are still placing people behind bars for smoking a plant that makes you a little hungry and a little tired… oh and it might make you laugh a little harder

    right dumbass. lets forget about the DWI and the teammate he killed while he was drunk. that has nothing to do with this, its just about pot smoking.

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