Jones: Josh Brent will have roster spot if cleared by commissioner
OXNARD -- Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says Josh Brent will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Thursday, and Jones is planning on offering Brent a roster spot.
Jones says if Brent is reinstated, he would make a roster spot available. 'We will,' Jones told media members at the Cowboys training camp home in Oxnard. 'Yes, we will. In other words, we won't have it today, but we will make a roster spot.'
Brent, 26, was released last Tuesday from a rehab facility. The rehab stint completed a six-month sentence for Brent's intoxication manslaughter conviction. He was behind the wheel in December of 2012 when he got in a car accident that took the life of his former friend and teammate Jerry Brown.
Brent retired last year, so he's had to apply for reinstatement to the NFL. Meeting with Goodell is part of that process, and the commissioner will decide if there will be punishment handed down by the league in compliance with its personal conduct policy.
Jones has maintained all along the possibility of offering Brent an avenue to return to the NFL, and now it's one step closer to reality.
'The good judgment tells you, let this happen on the commissioner's time, Jones said. 'Seriously, I don't want to be presumptuous and there's no pressure. He looks and should look at all discipline situations straight to the player and the situation, and I know that for a fact.'
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