Cowboys' Brent accused of tampering with alcohol-monitoring device

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by REBECCA LOPEZ

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Posted on May 23, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Updated Thursday, May 23 at 5:40 PM

Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent has been accused of violating the conditions of his pretrial release and prosecutors have moved to issue a bench warrant without bond for his arrest.

Brent will appear before Judge Robert Burns at 8:45 a.m. Friday in criminal district court No. 1.

The Dallas County District Attorney's office filed a motion explaining Brent's alcohol-monitoring device alerted them to the presence of alcohol on March 11, and that he showed "possible environmental anomalies in his SCRAM reports" on March 9, March 6, Feb. 28, and Feb. 27 as well as "other instances of possible tampering with the device."

While out on bond, Brent was ordered to wear a Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor, or SCRAM, on his ankle. The anomalies are under review by AMS and Recovery Healthcare Corporation.

Brent's attorney was warned by the courts about these possible violations in a hearing on March 25. Since that date, Brent has missed two bond hearings and missed downloading the results of his SCRAM device "repetitively."

Brent, 25, is free awaiting trial, accused of intoxication manslaughter in the death of teammate and friend Jerry Brown Jr.

Brown, 25, was killed in a one-vehicle, early-morning crash Dec. 8 in Irving. Brent was behind the wheel, and authorities believe he had been drinking.

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