Dec 8, 2012; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent as seen in an Irving police department mugshot photo. Mandatory Credit: Irving Police Department/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Is Keeping Josh Brent Hurting The Cowboys Reputation?

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Despite being incarcerated for the second time this month for violating his parole, Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is still on the team’s 90-man roster. Brent was out on bail after being charged with intoxication manslaughter last year due to an automobile accident that resulted in the death of fellow teammate and friend, Jerry Brown. Brent has now had his parole revoked twice in the last month because he has failed two separate drug tests, both resulting in a positive indication of marijuana use.

According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the Cowboys have no immediate plans to release Brent. This case is even more in the spotlight because of this weeks’ arrest of New England Patriots’ tight end, Aaron Hernandez, on a charge of first degree murder.  A mere 90 minutes after Hernandez was arrested, the Patriots released him.

Yet, the Cowboys seem content to let the legal troubles of Brent play out. Even though both incidents resulted in deaths, the Dallas front office appears much more sympathetic towards Brent. But is holding onto him after two additional parole violations actually hurting the Cowboys reputation?

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