Josh Brent is retiring for the second time following his conviction for intoxicated manslaughter that killed teammate Jerry Brown in 2012. The Dallas Cowboys have placed Brent on the reserved/retired list.
“I visited with Josh yesterday, and he decided to retire from the NFL at this point and he’s going to focus on continuing to get his life back in order,” coach Jason Garrett said Friday. “I admire Josh in a lot of ways for coming back from a really significant situation in his life. It’s not easy. He’s worked very hard to find some normalcy in his life at this point, and I think he wants to focus on that right now. We wish him nothing but the best, and we’re here to support him in any way we can.”
Brent. 27, returned to the field last year following a 10-game suspension. He was participating in the Cowboys offseason program that began last month.
The first time Brent retired was during training camp in 2013. He ended up serving six months in jail for the death of Brown.