Josh Brent will return to the NFL almost two years after accidentally killing teammate Jerry Brown in a drunk-driving accident.
The NFL has announced that former Dallas Cowboys DT Josh Brent may return to the NFL, but will not be eligible to play any games until Week 11.
Brent started 5 games for the Cowboys in 2012, but left the team in December following a drunk-driving accident that killed Jerry Brown, a passenger in the car Brent was driving. Brent retired in July 2013 and was convicted of intoxicated manslaughter in January 2014. He was sentenced to 180 days in prison and was released in mid-June.
Peter Schaffer, Brent’s agent, also announced that he plans to appeal the decision.
“We are going to invoke our appeal right,” Schaffer told Pro Football Talk. “We were truly hoping that the Commissioner’s response to Josh’s request for reinstatement would be one that we wouldn’t have to appeal, and that it would be fair and based on precedent. The last thing we thought we’d have to do today would be appeal the decision.”