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The return of Josh Brent? Nein and Hail No! And here is why

Discussion in 'Overtime Zone' started by GimmeTheBall!, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    (In John Facenda vocce)


    Mens and womans of the court of public disunion. As the days grow longer and tundra unfreezes in the faaaaaaaahrr reaches of the NFL fields of the north and the fields of ambrosia in the south sprout green and sprout promise of a new cycle of football and regrowth, we stop to ponder the return of Josh Brent.

    Yes, the great Josh Brent of former years who played for Dallas for three years. The one who make 31 tackles in 39 games and once play in the stead of the great and legendary and heroic Ratliff.
    This manchild of the Spartan and rough game of American football half endured a painful 1 and 1/2 years, charged in the traffic death of a fellow player.
    He avoided prison and spent time in jail instead. Now he be under 10 years of probation and must do 45 days in a haveway house.

    Will be return to the miiiiighty Dallas Cowboys? Will he prowl the sidelines like a caged tiger who wants desperately to play with the star on his haid?

    Nein! Hail No and when Figs Ply!
    Here are the reasons.

    Yes, the spring and summer winds sweep down upon Valley Ranch, bringing it with it, well . . . wind. Nigh upon our summer fields of schemes the Cowobys tenderly and gingerly unwind their muscles and hammys and sinews, dormant from yet another dull winter when other gladiators play for trophies and we sit at home wishing for our delivery of them Tony Romo posters we ordered the previous September.

    In considering Josh Brent, here is the tale of the tape:
    Twice the legal limit for alcohol in his body when the car crash occured. Twice!
    While awaiting trail, failing drug tests. Twice! Is this a life-long pattern with him?
    When he finish his haveway house term, if he ask for readmittance to the NFL, a Goddell suspension looms.
    When and if he re-appear at Valley Ranch after 45 days, it will be fully a year and a have since he half played in the NFL.
    He will be on probation. For 10 years. Will the judge allow him to travel to at least 8 far-flung cities to play each year?
    And the most obvious question: Are the Cowboys so desperate to "upgrade" their defense to welcome this felon back? To give him a chance that his deceased teammate will never half?
    Can we reconcile the generally good profile of our team with the sudden intrusion of a felon who with little though, one night drank as many as 17 drinks then decide to barrel down the road?
    Jerry Brown's mom half had the grace to forgive Brent. And that is good.
    But that is as good as it should get for this felon and the Cowboys do not need this problem, this project, this manchild to further complicate its offseason and then its real season.
    If we win, I want us to win with honor. If we lose I want us to lose with honor.
    Inviting J Brent back is not honorable. Not at this time. Not when we are desperate at defense and grasp at straws.

    I await your graceful and wisdomic responses.
  2. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    The original crime was a lapse in judgement. IIRC both he and brown were pretty trashed and he was the most sober of the two. If he can get his life together and go on the straight and narrow and use football to keep himself in line as opposed to sitting at home and wallowing and most likely end up in jail again I am for it. He made a mistake, his drug tests before the trial were par for the course, considering what he was going through, I am sure he was dealing with anxiety from the grief and the possible jail time. As long as he comes back for the right reason and not draw a check a vet min with possible performance incentive contract is worth the gamble.
  3. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    He had this "lapse of judgment" as a college player and fortunately no one was killed. He again had this "lapse of judgment" as a pro and someone was killed. In both cases he was playing football.

    Now you refer to his tests before the trial and again give this guy a break.

    One wonders if this were some spare guy that doesn't play football if you would be so quick to suggest he needs to be free and behind the wheel of a car again.

    He can get on with healing his life and do so without wearing a uniform of a professional football player. This is not Irvin doing a little blow and whoring around. This is a man who continues to drive while under the influence, risking his life and the lives of the innocent who happen to be on the road when he chooses - not lapse of judgment - to drive while drunk.

    They make this thing called a taxi cab. They have these companies called limo services. They will get you home without risking life and limb. He has the fiances to use either of those.

    Instead he has multiple times made a choice with the potential of killing others until he finally did.

    I wish the best for him.

    But not the privilege of being a pro ball player. My belief is he forfeited that right when he chose to get behind a wheel multiple time while inebriated.

    Loss of life has meaning in this instance and should require the stiffest punative. measures possible. Playing football being one of the least of those.
  4. guag

    guag Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01

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  5. JackOfNoTrades

    JackOfNoTrades sunbum

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    I'm not condoning Brent's actions by any means but the many people who are caught drinking and driving, regardless if anyone is hurt or killed, should not be able to return to their profession after they paid their debt to society? Being a pro football player is a privilege because of the unique talents they poses that are needed, not because they are the finest citizens.
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  6. TellerMorrow34

    TellerMorrow34 BraveHeartFan

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    Sorry but I don't want anything to do with Brent being part of the Cowboys. People will say that's harsh and what not but that's just how it is.

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