On Sunday afternoon, people were outraged when they saw that Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was standing on the Dallas sideline during their game against the Steelers. It had only been a week since Brent was charged with intoxicated manslaughter after he was involved in a one-car accident that killed his teammate Jerry Brown. So, a lot of folks wondered why he was back so soon, just chilling on the sideline like everything was all good.
As it turns out, the NFL and the Cowboys front office were wondering the same thing. They hadn't given Brent the go-ahead to rejoin the team. And, many of them found out that he was standing on the sideline on Sunday when they saw it on TV. It was later revealed that Brent had been asked by his teammates to come to the game and that he had reluctantly agreed to do so.
Naturally, that didn't sit well with the league or the Cowboys, so they have just come together and banned Brent from attending anymore games with the team. So, although his teammates may want him there, you won't see him patrolling the sidelines for the Cowboys anymore this year. And, that's probably—no, make that definitely—for the best. He shouldn't have been there in the first place.
[via ESPN Dallas]