Prosecutors: Josh Brent failed marijuana test

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.

77 responses to “Prosecutors: Josh Brent failed marijuana test

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. “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.

  9. 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!!

  10. 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

  11. @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.

  12. 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.

  13. “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 ?

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. @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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. @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.

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

  22. @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.

  23. “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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

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

  28. …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.

  29. 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?

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

  31. 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.

  32. He was just offered a job with the IRS.

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

  33. Thumbs up for marijuana

    Thumbs down against marijuana

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

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. charlutes says:

    Pot is harmless

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

    You missed the point.

  38. 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..

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