The Cowboys at this point may just have to make the easy decision with DL Josh Brent, and get him off the roster as soon as possible.
Brent is in a Dallas County jail after he apparently tested positive for marijuana last week, violating the terms of his $100,000 bond on an intoxication manslaughter charge, Selwyn Crawford of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Brent is charged in connection with a December car crash that killed his best friend and teammate, Jerry Brown Jr. Brent, who was driving the car, had a reported blood alcohol level of .18, more than twice the legal limit of .08.
A hearing was scheduled for July 19 to determine whether Brent’s bond should be declared insufficient after a May urinalysis found levels of marijuana in his system. But Dallas County prosecutors filed an amended motion earlier this week to speed up that process after a June 19 test “indicated the presence of marijuana” in his system again.
“The defendant in this case has been repeatedly warned of the conditions of pre-trial release in this case,” the state’s motion reads. “His continued use of marijuana demonstrates a pattern of conduct in disregard of this court’s authority to properly supervise his pre-trial release.”
A state district judge agreed with the state, declaring Brent’s bond “insufficient for good cause,” clearing the way for his arrest.