Josh Brent not present for offseason workouts

April, 15, 2013
4/15/13
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Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent didn't attend the first day of voluntary workouts at Valley Ranch, according to a source.

Brent played in 12 games during the 2012 season before being placed on the Reserve/non-football illness list following his arrest and being charged with intoxication manslaughter in the death of his friend and teammate Jerry Brown Jr. Brent was involved in the accident in the early morning hours of Dec. 8, the day before the Cowboys were to play at the Cincinnati Bengals.

Brent's playing status with the league won't be determined until his legal case is finished. Brent, who faces a Sept. 23 trial on the charge, is free on $100,000 bond and is required to wear an electronic ankle bracelet. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

It appears Brent is trying to solve his legal issues before attending any workouts at Valley Ranch.

Brent has been seen briefly in public since the tragic accident. He attended a Cowboys game against the Pittsburgh Steelers but left at halftime and wasn't seen again. He's maintained communication with several teammates and team officials. Brent also attended a rally against domestic violence in Dallas.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.
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