NFL: Brent can return to Cowboys after 10-game ban

AFP| Last Updated: Sep 03, 2014, 06:50 AM IST

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent, found guilty of intoxication manslaughter for a 2012 car crash that killed former teammate Jerry Brown, has a reinstatement path to the National Football League.

The league said Tuesday that Brent could be conditionally reinstated to the NFL if he completes a 10-game suspension. He would be able to visit the Cowboys training camp after the sixth week of the season and to practice with the team in the ninth week.

But that requires Brent to meet several conditions, including evaluations, counseling and treatment. The league would then consider his case based upon a report from the league substance abuse program.

Brent was sentenced to 180 days in jail and given 10 years of probation as a result of the auto accident that claimed the life of Brown, who was also his teammate in college.

The first time Brent might be in the Dallas lineup would be November 23 at the New York Giants.

Any alcohol-related incidents would likely bring an immediate suspension.

Brent played in 44 games for the Cowboys over three seasons from 2010-2012 and retired in 2013 while awaiting trial.