Dallas Cowboy player Josh Brent was recently arrested for intoxicated manslaughter in the recent death of teammate and friend Jerry Brown. Brent’s other teammates and the family of Jerry Brown are standing behind him in the wake of this recent tragedy.
After he was released on a $500,000 bond, Brent was greeted warmly by his coach, who told the Associated Press that Brent would be present at the private memorial service today.
Brown’s mother, Stacey Jackson, asked for Brent to meet her at the airport and sit with the Brown family during the service, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday morning on his weekly radio show on KRLD-FM.
Brent, sitting in the back of a black passenger van, arrived with Brown’s family at 12:18 p.m. CT.
“We want to embrace Josh and let him know that this is a good place for him,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “Being around Valley Ranch, being around his teammates (and) coaches is a good thing for him. We certainly anticipate him being there tomorrow. I haven’t spoken to him specifically about that, but we anticipate it and he’s certainly welcome to be there.”
On Monday, Brent visited the Valley Ranch complex and met with team doctors and Garrett.
“We’re going to support Josh 100 percent in every way that we can,” said Garrett, who had a one-on-one meeting with Brent and described him as distraught. “The players will do that, the coaches will do that and everyone in our organization will do that. … We all love him and we’re going to be there for him.”
“[Brown’s mother] wanted to be right with Josh and to express in every way she could how much they loved him and thought of him and didn’t want to have him grieve for his loss as a friend without being included in their family,” said Jones.
Praying for the Brent and Brown family!!