Josh Brent is facing charges of intoxication manslaughter from the Dec. 8 car crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown. But on Sunday, there he was, standing on the sideline for the Cowboys' game against the Steelers. Brent's teammates wanted him there, and they had been encouraged by Brown's mother. But Jason Garrett, Jerry Jones, and the NFL had no idea Brown would be there until they saw him, which is all kinds of awkward.
ESPN is now reporting that it won't happen again, at least this season:
Both the team and the league agree that it was not appropriate, sources said.
Meanwhile, a judge ordered Brent to wear an electronic ankle monitor, and also modified conditions for his continued release, lowering his bond from $500,000 to $100,000 during his Tuesday court appearance.
Brent also was ordered not to consume alcohol or drive until he has a valid Texas license, and he was fitted with a SCRAM device that will detect any alcohol consumption. The judge warned Brent that any violation of these terms will result in him being immediately returned to jail.
Brent was hesitant to attend Sunday's game, ESPN said, citing sources. He left during the third quarter when he realized his presence had become a topic of controversy.