Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says former defensive tackle Josh Brent will have a roster spot on the team if he is reinstated by the NFL.
Brent is scheduled to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday. Goodell could suspend Brent before he is allowed to play again. Brent, 26, was convicted in January of intoxication manslaughter for a December 2012 crash that killed his friend and teammate Jerry Brown.
“We wouldn’t have it today but we would make a roster spot,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. "Good judgment tells you, let this happen on the commissioner’s time. I don’t want to be presumptuous.”
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Brent was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years of probation. He was released from jail in June and allowed to spend the final 45 days of his sentence in rehabilitation.
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