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Cowboys News: Josh Brent Sentenced To Ten Years Probation

Josh Brent received the sentence for his intoxication manslaughter conviction on Friday Morning.

Rod Marinelli and Monte Kiffin would be excited to see this in July in Oxnard.
Rod Marinelli and Monte Kiffin would be excited to see this in July in Oxnard.
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After being convicted of Intoxication Manslaughter on Wednesday for the 2012 auto crash that took the life of his teammate and best friend Jerry Brown Jr., Josh Brent sat again before the jury in the court room Friday morning to hear his sentence. There was much speculation about how much of the potential 20 year maximum prison sentence he would serve or whether he would receive probation. The judge in the case sentenced Josh Brent to 10 years probation, accompanied by the mandatory 180 days in jail (it remains to be seen whether he will receive credit for time served).

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23JoshBrent&amp;src=hash">#JoshBrent</a> 10years probated- ordered to 180 days in jail. $10k fine.</p>&mdash; Dionne Anglin (@DAnglinFox4) <a href="https://twitter.com/DAnglinFox4/statuses/426769507550363648">January 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23JoshBrent&amp;src=hash">#JoshBrent</a> sentence was 10 years probation. NOT prison. 180 days in jail. <a href="https://twitter.com/NBCDFW">@NBCDFW</a></p>&mdash; Ken Kalthoff (@KenKalthoffNBC5) <a href="https://twitter.com/KenKalthoffNBC5/statuses/426768438762033153">January 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Now that we know the punishment for his crime, some people are debating the future of this currently retired Dallas Cowboy.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>So, <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23JoshBrent&amp;src=hash">#JoshBrent</a>&#39;s probation will be up about the 2nd week of <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Cowboys&amp;src=hash">#Cowboys</a> training camp in Oxnard... Do they bring give him another shot? <a href="https://twitter.com/NBCDFW">@NBCDFW</a></p>&mdash; Pat Doney (@PatDoneyNBC5) <a href="https://twitter.com/PatDoneyNBC5/statuses/426769306752278528">January 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Josh Brent gets probation...one step closer to returning to the Cowboys and bolstering their defensive line</p>&mdash; Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) <a href="https://twitter.com/clarencehilljr/statuses/426771867509080064">January 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Mike Fisher provides an insightful take...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Who owns the warehouse where <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23JoshBrent&amp;src=hash">#JoshBrent</a> has been &#39;moving boxes&#39;? Know the answer &amp; guess at his <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Cowboys&amp;src=hash">#Cowboys</a> future.</p>&mdash; mike fisher (@fishsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/fishsports/statuses/426772116520722432">January 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>190 days puts Brent unretired and in Oxnard. Why wouldn&#39;t <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Cowboys&amp;src=hash">#Cowboys</a> want this. It&#39;s happening - Unless <a href="https://twitter.com/nflcommish">@nflcommish</a> says otherwise.</p>&mdash; mike fisher (@fishsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/fishsports/statuses/426772881125556224">January 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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As Fish alludes, all of this speculation about Brent playing in 2014 is dependent on what type of punishment is handed down to Brent from commissioner Roger Goodell's office. However, I'm sure Jerry Jones & Co. would argue that he's already served a 20 game suspension, and that the punishment should be reduced.