Josh Brent bond revocation hearing delayed

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Josh Brent will get four more weeks of freedom before finding out whether he’ll have to go to jail until his intoxication manslaughter trial starts.

According to the Dallas Morning News, the latest hearing on whether Brent’s bond will be revoked has been postponed from June 21 to July 19.  The delay resulted from the unavailability of a witness from the lab that tested a urine sample Brent provided at (and hopefully not during) his most recent bond-revocation hearing.

Yes, the last time Brent was in court facing jail pending his September 23 trial, he allegedly had a high concentration of marijuana metabolites in his system.

Last December, Brent allegedly was driving a vehicle at a high rate of speed, and with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.189 percent.  The car crashed, killing teammate Jerry Brown.

The NFL and the Cowboys have managed to keep Brent away from official team events since the 2012 season ended.  He reportedly has been seen, however, at the Cowboys’ facility.  It is widely expected that he’ll be suspended for a year or longer if he pleads guilty to or is convicted or any crimes relating to Brown’s death.

5 responses to “Josh Brent bond revocation hearing delayed

  1. I’ve never seen a single photo image of Josh Brent that doesn’t paint the picture of a likable person. And he must be exactly that, the way JJ has stood behind him throughout his trouble.

  2. On Tuesday, Jerry Brown’s mother, Stacey Jackson, will bury her son, just a few days after he died in a car accident while riding with his friend and Cowboys teammate Josh Brent, who was charged with intoxicated manslaughter following the wreck.

    And when Brown’s mom rides to her son’s funeral, she wants Brent riding with her.

    Jerry Jones, speaking on his weekly KRLD-FM radio show, said Brown’s mother requested that Brent be in the car on the way to the memorial service on Tuesday. It’s a stunning request, frankly, and speaks to how close Brent and Brown truly were.

    “I was upset, but I realized that our youth today are young and stupid, and we were all once that age, and we’ve all done things we’re not proud of,” Jackson said on Monday’s Piers Morgan Tonight show on CNN, via Doug Farrar of Yahoo!’s Shutdown Corner. “I realized that everyone thinks they’re invincible, and everyone thinks, ‘It’s not going to happen to me.’ I know Josh Brent, and he’s been part of our family since Jerry went to the University of Illinois — all I can do is to pray for him and his family. I know [Brent] is hurting just as much as we are, because [he] and Jerry were like brothers.”

    It’s fascinating to see a family react this way, and it’s also touching: A mother just lost her son, and the easiest thing to do would be to blame Brent. Instead, she’s taking a compassionate angle with a young man who made a fatal mistake.

  3. Can we stop the discrimination against killers?

    They are human beings and should not be harassed just because they end other peoples lives prematurely.

    There are so many with old fashioned bigoted attitudes toward murders and killers just because civilized law has always been against them.

    Who are they to put their discriminatory morality on others with their traditional attitudes against the right to kill?

    It is time to accept killers as equal members of society and put in jail anyone who will not trust them and treat them fairly.

    No justice, no peace.

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