Josh Brent retires from NFL
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/18/2013) Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent has decided to retire, so he can focus on his off-field priorities, he announced through the team Thursday.
Brent has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after a car crash that killed his teammate Jerry Brown in December. Though Brown's mother publicly has forgiven Brent and said she didn't want him prosecuted, the former defensive tackle still has plenty of legal problems.
"This is the right decision for me and something that I have given a lot of thought to," Brent said in a statement. "I am at a point where my main focus is about getting priorities in my life in order. Those priorities are more important than football. Doing the right things in life are more important than football. I love the game very much. I love my teammates, but this is the right thing for me to do."
Brent is also due in court Friday. His trial for the manslaughter charge is scheduled to begin Sept. 23.