It’s been a rough few days for Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent, I’m sure we can all agree on that. However, there’s news today that may make tomorrow the toughest day of all. Brent may attend the funeral of former teammate Jerry Brown, which means he will have to come face to face with anyone who loved Brown. That list will include teammates, friends and family.
That is a tough day.
Make no mistake, Brent deserves no sympathy for the events that occurred a few days ago and whether he’s guilty or not, it’s likely to be most difficult thing he ever does. Funerals are never easy, no matter the cause, but this situation could make the services even more difficult than anyone can imagine.
Brent was at the Cowboys facility today to get treatment and he spoke to head coach Jason Garrett. In talking to Garrett, Brent expressed the will to attend the services for Brown and according to the head coach, the Cowboys expect Brent to be present.
Here’s what he told dallascowboys.com’s Rowan Kavner:
“We certainly anticipate him being there tomorrow,” Garrett said. “I haven’t spoken to him specifically about that, but we anticipate him and we certainly welcome him to be there. He and Jerry Brown are very close and their families are close. I don’t know if you’ve seen the well wishes from Jerry’s family in regards to Josh. I think it’s a tribute to their friendship for a long, long time, the relationship they’ve had together.”
No one can imagine what could be going through Brent’s head right now but his willingness to attend the funeral is admirable.
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