I say “murder” and not “manslaughter”. It makes no difference if you kill someone on purpose, or through your own incompetence. That’s a defect of the “justice” system, that a person’s intentions matter. That loophole enables insiders to get away with many crimes, because they would never do something bad on purpose.
The move Wednesday came a day after a memorial service for practice squad player Jerry Brown, Brent’s close friend who was killed in a car accident when Brent was driving. Brent is facing an intoxicated manslaughter charge related to the accident Saturday morning, and is free on bond.
Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones says the team wants to be able to stay in contact with Brent, and for the player to stay in contact with teammates. Jones says those things are important.
Surprisingly, the Dallas Cowboys and Jerry Jones even paid for his bail, when he was arrested after the accident.
Brent’s attorney called the bond amount excessive and beyond what the team had authorized him to post.
I don’t understand that at all. He just killed a teammate, and his team is paying for his bail? He was placed on the “non-football injury list”, which makes him ineligible for the rest of the season. He should spend some time in jail. It is offensive, that the NFL commissioner didn’t hand down a harsh suspension for Josh Brent.
Josh Brent should get a harsher sentence than Plaxico Burress and Michael Vick. Plaxico Burress only hurt himself. “Possession of a gun” is not a real crime. Michael Vick hurt/killed dogs, which is much less serious than killing a person.
The penalty for drunk driving is generally much lower than it should be. It is offensive that someone can go to jail longer for “possession of (certain) drugs” than for killing someone in a drunk driving accident. I’m surprised that the Cowboys are still supporting Josh Brent, especially when he isn’t playing again this season and maybe not for a few years. It depends on what kind of plea bargain deal he gets, and if the NFL commissioner gives a harsh suspension.