These days it’s easy for anyone to throw their opinion out there on anything and have it stick. Case and point, there have been no shortages of opinions about the Dallas Cowboys having Josh Brent on their sideline during yesterday’s game. It seems as though no one agrees with that decision.
CBS analyst Boomer Esiason called it “disgraceful” and former coach Bill Cowher agreed. ESPN writer Dan Graziano chimed in with the sentiment that the Cowboys were wrong for having Brent there as well. These are just a few of the opinions I’ve read and there are plenty more people out there who agree with that thought.
To anyone to who has the opinion that Josh Brent shouldn’t have been on the Cowboys sideline, I have this opinion for you, keep quiet. Who are you do be the judge and jury on Brent? You don’t know anything about Brent, the Cowboys or the situation.
As far as I’m concerned, the only people who should have an opinion on Brent is the family of Jerry Brown and guess what, they support Brent. In fact, Brent’s mother Stacy Jackson has forgiven Brent and asked the team to continue to support him.
I’m not defending what Brent allegedly did but I am defending the legal process. Even more important, I’m defending the wishes of the people who were the most affected by the tragedy. They have forgiven Brent and are in the best position to sit in judgement of Brent’s status. No one else should be putting their two cents in because they aren’t in a position to do so.
Jerry Brown’s mother has forgiven Brent, it’s time we all follow her lead.
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