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Per The Ticket: Josh Brent sentenced to 10 years Probation and 180 days in jail.

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by jblaze2004, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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  2. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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  3. texbumthelife

    texbumthelife Well-Known Member

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    "Buzzed driving is drunk driving"
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  4. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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  5. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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  6. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    His attorney is trying to say because he is 320 lbs he wasn't as drunk as someone lighter might have been. It's a pretty weak argument IMO. Big guys can drink more in most cases , but can still get just as drunk.
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  7. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member

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    It isn't about the argument, its the defense attorneys having a credible threat to take it to try and get a better plea bargain. I've always expected this to be settled "on the Court House steps" right before the trial. Its all a question of how much of a hardazz the DA wants to be but if he doesn't, Brent could get a short jail sentence with a heavy probation and community service requirement that would let him play football again.
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  8. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I don't know if it's about a "hardazz" DA. His blood alcohol was .18 and someone died in the crash. That is pretty serious.
  9. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    lol
  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    That happens to me all the time.



    :D
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  11. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    This is so stupid. Why on earth does a jury need to be shown a video of him doing the field sobriety. His freaking blood was OVER the legal limit.

    I recognize the prosecution has to do this because only stupid people can't get out of jury duty, but good lord.
  12. cowboyschmps3

    cowboyschmps3 Well-Known Member

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    If anything we needed those 320lbs this year in the middle.
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  13. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Driving drunk and stupid is doubley dangerous.

    Ya know, ever body make mistakes. But to make a mistake that involves the death of another, and then to disclaim any responsibility, that is when I shake mah haid and just walk away from the stupidity and selfishness showed.

    Do Brent's attorney know how ridiculous he is making his client seem?
  14. Common Sense

    Common Sense Well-Known Member

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    But not at the expense of justice. Let's all keep this into perspective.
  15. cowboyschmps3

    cowboyschmps3 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I understand that just saying something out there if he wouldn't have been drunk and killed a fellow player.
  16. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Justice would be Jerra Brown's mama arriving at the scene of the accident and forcing a lighted flare down Josh's throat.
  17. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member

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    I'm not minimizing Jerry Brown's death or the crime that was committed. But you could put this in front of 3 DA's and one could want 5 years in jail, another 1 year plus 10 years probation and the third want 90 days, probation and a large amount of restitution to Brown's surviving family. My point is that there is a wide range of sentences that the DA in this case could settle for rather than going to trial.
  18. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    The vast majority of these cases are handled with long probated sentences that provide finanicial restitution. (In Brown's case as an NFL player that restitution would be VERY high)
    The notoriety of this case made that unlikely.

    What Brent did was heinously stupid but I'd much rather see him out of jail, playing football and paying restitution to the Brown family that has supported him emotionally than sitting in jail eating on the tax payers dime.

    Erik Williams had a similar incident that only hurt himself.
    Many other guys have done stupid things.

    The attorney is trying to get his client off without a prison sentence which should be the goal.

    Brent needs to be in forced AA, have no license at all and be put back to work to pay the Brown family IMHO.
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  19. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Brent was drunk at the time he was driving. A couple of months after that incident Ratliff was drunk driving, too. Both guys are no longer on the team.

    Marshawn Lynch and Aldon Smith also had their drunk driving incidents in the last year or so. Both of those guys are still playing for their respective teams. While Smith took a hiatus to go to rehab, Lynch never even missed a game.
  20. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    The defense is arguing his BAC level should be looked at in context to his size. I understand this is true to an extent (ie, it takes a higher BAC for a larger person to feel and act inebriated). The prosecution is countering with other evidence indicating he was impaired.

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