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Cowboys reportedly clear Josh Brent's roster spot

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02:54 PM ET 12.12 | The Dallas Cowboys will clear defensive tackle Josh Brent's roster spot, according to a report from ESPN.com's Ed Werder. According to Werder, the Cowboys will place Brent on the non-football injury/illness list, which lets the Cowboys replace Brent on their 53-man roster. The move also allows Brent the opportunity to access the team's facilities and receive support from the Cowboys organization.

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December 12, 2012  03:05 PM ET

What took so long?

December 12, 2012  03:15 PM ET

Anticipating jail time?

December 12, 2012  03:18 PM ET

" the Cowboys will place Brent on the non-football injury/illness list..."

I'm not sure that particular off-roster list is appropriate here. I don't recall that he sustained any injuries in the accident that would prevent him from playing. Doesn't the NFL have an "In Trouble With The Law" list?

December 12, 2012  03:19 PM ET

I will drink to that!

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December 12, 2012  04:13 PM ET

This guy's in some deep ****. Apparently this isn't his first drunk driving offense, and he'll no doubt be charged with vehicular manslaughter at the very least.

December 12, 2012  04:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

This guy's in some deep ****. Apparently this isn't his first drunk driving offense, and he'll no doubt be charged with vehicular manslaughter at the very least.

Can't these guys drink in moderation?

December 12, 2012  04:18 PM ET
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Brent is a basket case and a write-off for the Cowboys. He has a heap of trouble ahead of him, and JJ needs a DT to rely on. It sure ain't Jay Ratliff, either.

Anthony Hargrove is available now.

December 12, 2012  04:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Can't these guys drink in moderation?

No

December 12, 2012  04:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Can't these guys drink in moderation?

And if they can't, why not call a cab? They can afford it!

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December 12, 2012  05:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

" the Cowboys will place Brent on the non-football injury/illness list..."

I'm not sure that particular off-roster list is appropriate here. I don't recall that he sustained any injuries in the accident that would prevent him from playing. Doesn't the NFL have an "In Trouble With The Law" list?

At this point, the feeling by all (NFL, NFLPA & the Cowboys) is that putting him on a "suspended" list which would keep him away from the team would be detremental to the kid. Probably best to have him associated with the team until such point that he is stable enough for the "Conduct detrimental to the league" tag which would bar him from any contact at all.

December 12, 2012  05:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

" the Cowboys will place Brent on the non-football injury/illness list..."I'm not sure that particular off-roster list is appropriate here. I don't recall that he sustained any injuries in the accident that would prevent him from playing. Doesn't the NFL have an "In Trouble With The Law" list?

They are probably using the "alcoholism is a disease" argument, being he has a prior DUI.

December 12, 2012  05:27 PM ET

He has a self imposed life sentence of Guilt, I wouldn't want to be in his shoes! That was his Best Friend in the car!

December 12, 2012  05:29 PM ET

I seriously doubt the authorities can punish him any worse than he will torture himself over his friends death, but he has a lot of pain and trouble coming, I am glad the Cowboys organization is there for him.

December 12, 2012  05:34 PM ET
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He has a self imposed life sentence of Guilt, I wouldn't want to be in his shoes! That was his Best Friend in the car!

Yup... this is going to be his albatross from now on.

 
December 13, 2012  09:55 AM ET

It is a burden I would not want to shoulder

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