Former Cowboys DT Josh Brent released from rehab, to meet with NFL

Thursday July 31st, 2014

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is expected to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell by the end of next week in his effort to gain reinstatement, reports the Dallas Morning News.  

Brent retired last July after being convicted of intoxication manslaughter for a December 2012 crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown Jr. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years probation.​​

Under the league's personal conduct policy, the NFL could suspend Brent, who was released from his residential substance abuse treatment program earlier this week. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he expects Brent to file reinstatement papers. 

“I don’t know if they’re actually filed,” Jones said. “I know that’s to be done."

"He has decided he would like to continue his NFL career if the Cowboys will have him and the NFL will take him back," Brent’s agent Peter Schaffer said.

According to Schaffer, doctors and clinicians have said returning to football would be in Brent's best interest.

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