Former Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent's Thursday meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell went well. Brent is seeking reinstatement to the NFL after the end of his jail sentence for intoxication manslaughter.
Brent is seeking reinstatement to the NFL after the end of his jail sentence for intoxication manslaughter. The meeting with Goodell was to help determine if the NFL would suspend Brent before he returns, or if the league would consider his legal punishment sufficient discipline.
The 26-year-old Brent was convicted in January for a December 2012 crash that resulted in the death of Cowboys teammate Jerry Brown. Brent was sentenced to 10-months' probation and 180 days in jail, the last 45 days of which he spent in rehab.
According to Brent's agent Peter Schaffer, doctors and clinicians have said returning to football would be in Brent's best interest. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said the team will make a roster spot for Brent if he's reinstated.
Brent played in 39 games with the Cowboys from 2010-12.
- Ben Estes