”I am at a point where my main focus is all about getting the priorities in my life in order,” Brent said in a statement provided by the team. ”Those priorities are more important than football. Doing the right things in life are more important than football. I love the game very much. I love my teammates, but this is the right thing for me to do.”
Brent’s has not touched a football since the December 8 crash that killed Jerry Brown, a college teammate and a close friend. If convicted, Brent, who was driving, could face up to 20 years in prison for intoxication manslaughter.
Police authorities reported that Brent was driving with a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit on the night of the accident.