The Dallas Cowboys have placed nose tackle Josh Brent, who is facing intoxication manslaughter charges in the death of teammate Jerry Brown, on the non-football injury-illness list.
The move allows Brent to remain with the team and have access to the training facilities and receive support, ESPN reported. It also frees a roster spot for the Cowboys to sign another player.
The team has the option under the collective bargaining agreement to determine whether to pay Brent while he remains on bail before facing a court date on the intoxication manslaughter charge.
Brent had started multiple games at nose tackle after an injury to Jay Ratliff. He did not play Sunday against Cincinnati, one day after the fatal one-car accident on Saturday morning in the Dallas area. Brent remains too disconsolate to participate in football activities, ESPN reported.
The Cowboys and Brent attended a memorial service on Tuesday in Dallas for Brown, who also was a college teammate of Brent's at Illinois. Brown was a member of the Cowboys' practice squad.