Former Cowboys Player Josh Brent Receives 180 Days in Jail and 10 Years Probation for Intoxication Manslaughter

Former Cowboys Player Josh Brent Receives 180 Days in Jail and 10 Years Probation for Intoxication ManslaughterImage via USA TODAY Sports

When former Cowboys player Josh Brent was found guilty of intoxication manslaughter earlier this week—a little more than a year after he was arrested for getting into a one-car accident that resulted in the death of his teammate/friend Jerry Brown—the thought was that he could be looking at 20 years behind bars. But earlier today, Brent was officially sentenced for his crime. And his sentence is…light.

Not only will Brent not have to spend the next 20 years in jail, he won't even have to spend one year locked up. His sentence calls for him to spend just 180 days in jail before serving 10 years worth of probation. It's a sentence that will, no doubt, cause some outrage given the fact that Brent's actions back in December 2012 led to the death of a man.

Do you think he got off easy here? Or do you think that Brent—who essentially lost his NFL career because of what happened to Brown—has already paid the price for what he did?

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[via ESPN Dallas]

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