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Jerry Brown's mother doesn't want Josh Brent prosecuted

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04:36 PM ET 12.16 | On Sunday afternoon, the Dallas Cowboys will take the field for the second time following the death of their teammate Jerry Brown, who was killed in a fatal car accident. Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash and has been charged with intoxication manslaughter. Brent and Brown have a strong connection. The two were roommates, best friends and some even say they were more like brothers. The two had been teammates since their time at the University of Illinois. While Brent has to live with what he did, Brown's mother, Stacey Jackson, wanted to let Brent know that he has been forgiven for the unfortunate accident that took his life. In fact, Brown's mother doesn't want to see Brent prosecuted following the intoxication manslaughter charges. "I've forgiven him, because he has enough on his plate with just reliving the whole thing over and over, and that's going to be for the rest of his life," Jackson said.

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December 16, 2012  04:37 PM ET

Nice lady.............Don't know if I could do that....

December 16, 2012  05:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Nice lady.............Don't know if I could do that....

My GGGGGGGGGGGGGmen are in trouble now but should get a wildcard.....The Redskins are hot!

December 16, 2012  06:07 PM ET

I'm kind of surprised to see him standing on the sidelines today.

December 16, 2012  06:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'm kind of surprised to see him standing on the sidelines today.

It's an insult to Drunk Driving Victims.............IMO

December 16, 2012  06:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It's an insult to Drunk Driving Victims.............IMO

There was more than one drunk in that car.

December 16, 2012  06:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

There was more than one drunk in that car.

Agreed............But only one is alive..........

December 16, 2012  07:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It's an insult to Drunk Driving Victims.............IMO

Agree.......I don't know what the exact punishment should be, but him being on the sidelines is just way too easy....it's as if nothing important happened......totally sends the wrong message.

December 16, 2012  07:05 PM ET
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Agreed............But only one is alive..........

Yup, because they both came to the conclusion that driving home was better than cabbing it. If you get in the car with a drunk, you're as big of an idiot as the drunk.

December 16, 2012  07:15 PM ET
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Yup, because they both came to the conclusion that driving home was better than cabbing it. If you get in the car with a drunk, you're as big of an idiot as the drunk.

Exactly........With what these guys make why not hire a car for a night on the town ???????

December 16, 2012  07:46 PM ET
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I'm kind of surprised to see him standing on the sidelines today.

So was I. I don't think it was appropriate, and I'm sure there will be some discussion about it on the highlight shows.

December 16, 2012  08:33 PM ET
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Agree.......I don't know what the exact punishment should be, but him being on the sidelines is just way too easy....it's as if nothing important happened......totally sends the wrong message.

What message? If your taking your cue from millionaire children playing games with billionaire executives, you might want to rethink your values. It's a football game for crying out loud. Might I add "a really good one".
Not to mention it's no ones business how they deal with it. Enjoy the games and forget about the bull.

December 16, 2012  09:09 PM ET

I see no problem with him being there. I think his deamons will be many.

December 16, 2012  09:45 PM ET

The mother is an idiot and Brent should go to jail for life.

December 16, 2012  09:46 PM ET
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I'm kind of surprised to see him standing on the sidelines today.

Ray Lewis is a murderer but stands on the sidelines every Sunday ... and he's considered a role model and hero.

December 16, 2012  10:41 PM ET
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Exactly........With what these guys make why not hire a car for a night on the town ???????

The Player's Association subsidizes an anonymous car service. The number is on the back of every union ID.

December 17, 2012  12:23 AM ET

How many times is this kid going to get behind the wheel while drunk and face the bare minimum of punishment? Another human is dead because of what he did. Here in MA that's a two-year prison sentence. Let him serve it and maybe get the idea that he has to be responsible for his actions.

December 17, 2012  01:56 AM ET

I don't want him prosecuted either - I think any drunk driver that takes another person's life should be summarily executed. They call it an accident, but no one "accidentally" takes his keys and gets behind the wheel, starts his car, and drives it after being out all night drinking.

December 17, 2012  02:02 AM ET
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Ray Lewis is a murderer but stands on the sidelines every Sunday ... and he's considered a role model and hero.

Err...no, Ray Lewis was not a murderer. An obstructor of justice and liar, but he didn't kill anyone himself. Having lived in Atlanta at the time of the shooting, I got to hear all the gory details of the police investigation. I even remember thinking at the time that it was about time a celebrity didn't get the royal treatment. Lewis' biggest problem was being with his old "friends" even though a lot of them were gang bangers, and thinking they would behave themselves - then trying to cover for them when they didn't. Stupid, very stupid.

December 17, 2012  02:05 AM ET
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I don't want him prosecuted either - I think any drunk driver that takes another person's life should be summarily executed. They call it an accident, but no one "accidentally" takes his keys and gets behind the wheel, starts his car, and drives it after being out all night drinking.

So you've never done this yourself, right? Drive while impaired that is.

 
December 17, 2012  06:03 AM ET

It would be wrong for the Cowboys to abandon the kid altogether, but they shouldn't have let him on the sidelines at all.

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