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Report: Embattled Cowboys DT Josh Brent jailed again

Josh Brent is awaiting trial on intoxication manslaughter charges this fall. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Josh Brent has been jailed again after failing marijuana tests while awaiting trial. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The New England Patriots' release of tight end Aaron Hernandez following his arrest for murder Wednesday, prompted commentary and criticism of how the Dallas Cowboys have treated a player facing serious legal troubles. Those comparisons took on a twist Thursday when defensive tackle Josh Brent was jailed again.

Randy MacIlwain of NBC5 tweeted that a judge had Brent jailed after the 25-year-old tested positive for marijuana twice in two months. The Dallas Morning News confirmed the report.

Brent was out on bond after being charged with intoxication manslaughter in a Dec. 8 car crash that killed friend and Cowboys practice player Jerry Brown. Police reported Brent was driving with a blood-alcohol content more than twice the legal limit in Texas. Months later, a judge had ordered more monitoring for Brent until his trial begins in the fall.

The Cowboys initially treated Brent with kid gloves after the accident. It has been rumored that Brown's mother asked the team not to release Brent because she feared it would be the last straw in his troubled life. The accident was not the first time he had been charged with a DUI-related offense, having also been jailed in 2009.

While Cowboys players and coaches voiced their support of Brent during his legal process, there have been some bumps along the way. In December, Brent's appearance on the sideline during a Cowboys game caused some controversy. The team stated it was unaware he would be attending the game, and reportedly banned him from the sidelines. Next came the aforementioned positive tests for marijuana.

Brent was still a Cowboy when he was jailed Thursday.

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