The Dallas Cowboys signed defensive tackle Josh Brent to a one-year contract extension after he had served time in jail for DUI manslaughter.
Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was arrested in 2012 for driving drunk and killing Cowboys practice squad member Jerry Brown in the process.
Brent had been convicted of vehicular manslaughter and served 180 days in jail as a result. He was then suspended for 10 games by the NFL, but he was able to return to the Cowboys team facility.
The Cowboys have signed the defensive tackle to a one-year contract with minimum salary. It is being speculated that he is accepting this instead of playing for more money since owner Jerry Jones showed him loyalty by letting him stay on the team.
Here is a tweet from NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport breaking this story.
#Cowboys DT Josh Brent signed a 1-year extension at the minimum, source says. Payback for Dallas’ loyalty? Could’ve balled out & made more
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 1, 2014