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Do you want Brent back?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by dcstands4, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. dcstands4

    dcstands4 Active Member

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    I know we've all heard the news by now

    Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent was sentenced Friday to 180 days in jail and 10 years of probation for a drunken car crash that killed his friend and teammate, Jerry Brown.

    http://espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/story...180-days-jail-probation?ex_cid=espnapi_public

    That being said I heard people say that if Aaron H. wasn't charged there would be a rush of teams trying to sign him. Now the ball is in our court and to be honest. Dallas has had Brents back (in a odd stand-off, but let it play out sort of way) but the question remains. Do YOU want BRent back?
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  2. Bware_Dware

    Bware_Dware Member

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    The man has to live with the death of his good friend for the rest of his life. I am all for bringing him back and letting him try to straighten his life back out. He can use his mistake to preach to younger crowds. Football aside, he can still do a lot of good for himself and the community. Letting him suit up will aide this.
  3. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Two time offender -- 2nd time resulting the death of a teammate.

    Not a fan of bringing him back to the club -- the risk is HIGH that he does it (driving drunk) a third time.
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  4. theSHOW

    theSHOW Well-Known Member

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    Of course I want brent back. He would bring more team unity to this team than any other player we have.
  5. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member

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    I want Brent to get his life straightened out.
    Free himself of his demons.
    Find resolution and forgiveness.
    Become a MAN.

    Then there can be thoughts of football.
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  6. DavidS

    DavidS Well-Known Member

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    Yes, every man deserves a chance at redemption.

    If he screws up, you know the drill...cut em.
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  7. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't be against it. Its not going to be a high risk type thing. You'd be risking nothing. I'm not sure if the guy wants to play football anytime soon. Or maybe he does. I haven't been in his shoes but I can only imagine how tough it is to live with what he did that night.
  8. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you but at the same time football can be that outlet that allows for him to get his life back on track.
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  9. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    Yes, his second chance was after he flipped over his car while he was hammered in college.

    Cant be trusted. Let him go beg Oakland or Cincinatti for a job.
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  10. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member

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    I can see your point.
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  11. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely not. He has had multiple chances. Now, I don't care if he signs with another team.
  12. Floaty

    Floaty Active Member

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    This could be one of the greatest turn around stories in franchise history.......Or it could be a media nightmare if he screws up again. Do you want to take that risk? Personally... I think the Cowboys have moved on...but you never know. Who knows what kind of football shape he is in. On top of that is he really mentally ready? I have my doubts. Brent is just lucky to have a second chance at a decent life.
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  13. TonyRomo17

    TonyRomo17 Active Member

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    maybe, after he retired Jerry gave him a job at a cowboys warehouse, so he obviously still cares for him
  14. rockj7

    rockj7 Active Member

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    I think he would play his arse off he lost almost everything. If he screws up or plays like he isnt motivated then he is just a fool. and cut his arse
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  15. The Natural

    The Natural Benched

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    Personally, no
  16. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    This is the best argument for not wanting him back, in my opinion. And if we didn't have a large need at DL, it would be enough for me, but if he can play, even for a year, it helps us out a lot in bridging the gap in our lineup that we did nothing to address last offseason.
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  17. cowboyschmps3

    cowboyschmps3 Well-Known Member

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    I would get him back
  18. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Doesn't matter what we want either way, Jerry wants him back. So lets just hope he can get into some kind of shape, Brent looks pretty far away from pro ability at this point.
  19. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Does his probation play a role in his future career? Does he have to stay in Texas and if he is kept, can he travel to London next year? I think ultimately he should be allowed to play again, but I don't know if Dallas is a good place for him anymore. I think they should pass.
  20. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    This one is tough, he's had mutliple chances. Plus I don't like the fact that he got in trouble again during the pre-trial phase. You'd really have to have Calvin Hill baby sitting him at all times. Is he worth that trouble? Was he THAT good to take that chance on him again? I think we can make it work.
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