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Josh Brent Positive for Marijuna While Awaiting Trial in Manslaughter Case

June 6th, 2013 at 5:26 PM
By Rebecca Pierce

'Josh Brent' photo (c) 2012, scott mecum - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/Prosecutors made a motion Thursday  to have Dallas Cowboys' defensive tackle Josh Brent's $100,000 bond revoked in favor of a warrant for his arrest, due to a positive test for marijuana. Brent is currently being monitored for alcohol and drug use as he is awaits trial in the case regarding a car crash that occurred while he was driving under the influence with a suspended license. The crash, which occurred on December 8th, 2012, killed his teammate Jerry Brown.

Brent has been accused of driving with a blood-alcohol level of more than two times the legal limit during the crash. Prosecutors had previously sought for his bond to be revoked because of issues with his alcohol monitoring. While this failed, the judge ordered a urine sample on that day, May 24. This urine sample was used in a motion against Brent today in the unscheduled court hearing by state prosecutors.

According to the Associated Press, the prosecutors' motion said the test results indicate Brent took marijuana within 30 days of the test date, and continued to say, "…it is the State's belief that the defendant continues to pose a threat to the community.'' It hasn't yet been determined whether the judge will issue the warrant for Brent's arrest.

The Cowboys' player faces up to 20 years in prison if he is convicted of intoxication manslaughter for the crash. The Cowboys have kept the DT on their roster throughout this ordeal, but things may change with this unflattering new information.

Tags: car crash, Dallas, Dallas Cowboys, Football, Jerry Brown, Josh Brent, judge, Manslaughter, marijuana, NFL

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