49ers linebacker Aldon Smith isn’t the only player who met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently.
Josh Brent also had a meeting with Goodell this week to discuss his return to the NFL after serving a prison term as part of the intoxication manslaughter sentence handed down for the car crash that killed Brent’s former Cowboys teammate Jerry Brown.
Jean-Jacques Taylor of ESPNDallas.com reports that the meeting went well, although there’s no word on whether Goodell will hand down a suspension or if Brent’s time served will take the place of additional league discipline.
If Brent gets the green light to continue his playing career, he’s expected to do so in Dallas. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that there will be a place on the Dallas roster for Brent as long as he’s cleared to return to work by Goodell. Brent played 39 games for the Cowboys between 2010 and 2012 and the team’s need for defensive line help this season has been well documented.