Former Dallas Cowboys defensive deal with Josh Brent was arrested in suburban Dallas Sunday and accused of public intoxication and resisting arrest in a Wendy’s parking zone, police stated.
Coppell police have been known as to the Wendy’s to carry out a welfare test on Brent, 31, after he was seen sitting within the grass exterior the restaurant speaking to himself, WFAA reported. Officers arrived and arrested Brent on a cost of public intoxication. Nevertheless, police stated Brent “became uncooperative with the officers by resisting the officer’s attempt to be handcuffed.”
Video purportedly shot from contained in the Wendy’s appeared to indicate a shirtless, shoeless Brent attempting to run from officers earlier than two of them subdued him and a 3rd shot him with a stun gun.
WFAA reported that medics checked out Brent earlier than he was taken to the jail in close by Carrollton.
Brent was chosen by the Cowboys within the seventh spherical of the NFL’s supplemental draft in 2010 after he missed his senior season at Illinois as a result of tutorial ineligibility. He made the roster out of coaching camp and performed in all 16 video games for Dallas that season.
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In 2012, Brent began in 5 video games for the Cowboys, however his season and NFL profession have been derailed by tragedy. On Dec. 8, 2012, Brent was driving residence from partying with some teammates at a nightclub when he misplaced management of his Mercedes, triggering a fiery crash that killed his faculty and professional teammate Josh Brown. Officers who arrived on scene stated Brent was seen attempting to tug Brown’s physique from the wreckage.
Police stated Brent’s blood-alcohol degree was examined shortly after the crash at 0.18 %, greater than twice the authorized restrict for drivers in Texas, and prosecutors argued that the burly, 320-pound defensive deal with had as many as 17 drinks that evening.
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Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter in Brown’s dying and sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years probation. He was positioned on the staff’s reserve/suspended checklist for the whole 2013 season and performed in simply three video games in 2014 earlier than he introduced his retirement.
In September 2015, Brent accepted a job within the Cowboys’ scouting division. The staff had no fast touch upon the matter.
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The Related Press contributed to this report.