Brent, 26, was convicted of intoxication manslaughter in January.
In December 2012, Brent was the driver in a car crash killed his
friend and teammate, Jerry Brown. He was sentenced to 180 days in
jail and 10 years' probation.
Former NFL running back Rodney Thomas died on Saturday. He was 41.
Thomas died in his hometown of Groveton, Texas, at about 7 p.m.
Saturday, according to Trinity County Justice of the Peace Rod
Blair. The cause of death will not be determined until an autopsy is
Thomas was a third-round draft choice of the Houston Oilers in 1995
out of Texas A&M. He rushed for 947 yards with five touchdowns his
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder said he understands
that he may be No. 3 on the depth chart when the season starts.
Veteran Matt Cassel is No. 1 on the depth chart and rookie Teddy
Bridgewater is also getting more reps in practice than Ponder, the
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Ponder was a first-round draft choice in 2011.
"We'll see how it plays out once it goes to training camp," Ponder
said, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, "but obviously
there's an agenda to try to get Teddy ready, and Cassel's the
starter right now."
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