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Serious question here...
How many people would still have their jobs if they drove drunk and killed someone?
I know the guy needs support to get him through but sometimes you got to pay for your mistake?
I'm not sure it's fair he still has his job. I just dont know where you draw the line in something like this.
Absolutely agree. And how terrible is it that he is on the sideline smiling?
absurd he's on the sidelines, I can't believe it
If I killed my friend I would be in hiding for months not somewhere high fiving other teammates. I know everyone is different but man that's tough....
Everybody knows that if you have money it's a different ball game. If I had done what he did, I'd still be in jail, because I couldn't come up with that kind of scratch. He may still go to prison, but until he's convicted I don't have a problem with the situation.
Say you had the money, would your company fire you still if you got out on bond?
So if you shoot someone and get out on bond, it's ok for your employer to let you work until you get convicted?
I still believe that we operate under the principal that he is innocent until proven guilty. Is it different in Texas?
You sir are correct... But... He was proven to be under the influence when the accident occurred. He was proven to be driving the vehicle that was in the accident. And, the passenger died in that accident. Proof is a given in this situation. Innocence is now going to be determined by a highly paid attorney who can find a loop hope or prove some random technicality.
the fact remains, how dare he show his face on the sideline smiling and carrying on like nothing happened last week. That is what is disgraceful. He may be faking every smile but it doesn't matter. Its downright cruel to the loved ones of the deceased that he gets to be there.
From IH-35 to IH-10... what then?
In the criminal justice system, yes.
An employer is under no obligation to wait for a jury to make any sort of decision.
Also, the kid in Connecticut will never be found guilty in a criminal court. Do you not think he is guilty of killing all of those people?
Maybe the union would file a grievance if the Cowboys don't continue to pay him and allow him access to team facilities. These things get complicated.
Disgraceful of the Cowboys to allow him to be anywhere near the organization.
Disagree. They're not his Judge and its not their place to condemn him. Jerry Browns family wouldn't even do that so why should they?
It would be a PR nightmare for the players association to come running to the rescue of Brent.
Sort of, but in reality your innocent until charged, at which time you are assumed guilty by the authorities and you better get busy creating a defense.
Agree with those who say he should not be on the sidelines.
This post was edited by Darksunglasses 19 months ago
I am more upset with Josh Brent than the cowboys or the league. If he was truly affected by this moment in his life maybe, just maybe, you could step away from the spotlight.
Even the half time guys on CBS stated how disgraceful it was to have him there.
I agree 100% that someone should be charged when they are drinking & driving & they hit & kill someone in a different vehicle (like the idiot in Seguin, TX). The issue I have in this case is that Mr. Brown was out drinking with him. He knew that he had been drinking & still made the decision to get into the car with him. Should there be no responsibility for an adult getting into a car with another adult that you know has been drinking?
Let's take the scenario a bit further. What if Brent's car had been hit by a sober motorist that had run a red light?
Good question. Never thought of that scenario.
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