A Texas judge has sentenced former Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent to 180 days in prison and 10 years probation.
A jury began deliberations late Thursday and delivered a verdict shortly before 11:30 a.m. Friday.
Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter on Wednesday in the Dec. 2012 death of Jerry Brown in a car wreck where Brent was the driver and Brown the passenger. Authorities said Brent’s blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.
The mother of Brown was the final person to testify on Thursday and told the court she doesn’t hold a grudge against Brent over her son’s death.
“We all make mistakes,” Stacey Jackson, Brown’s mother, said.
Jackson’s testimony was emotional, at times tearing up on the stand.
For a guy that could have gotten a maximum of 20 years, Brent got off really easy.
I wonder if the Cowboys will sign him when he gets out.