Brent Back In Jail For Testing Positive For Marijuana

Josh Brent

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.


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