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Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent said he’s “just trying to deal” with the death of his teammate and “very best friend” Jerry Brown.
Brent is charged with intoxication manslaughter in the accident that killed Brown.
Brent was released from jail in the Dallas suburb of Irving, Texas, after posting $500,000 bond Sunday, a day after police say he was drunk and speeding when the vehicle he was driving clipped a curb and flipped.
Brent’s release came about an hour after the Cowboys secured an emotional 20-19 vic- tory in Cincinnati with a field goal on the final play. Brent was supposed to start the game.
Brown, 25 and an expectant father, had promised his family that he would play professional football fulltime, his grandmother said.
“He lived for football,” Theresa Clark, 63, of St. Louis, said. “He loved it with all his heart.”
Vikings’ Kluwe protesting lack of punters in Hall of Fame: Minnesota punter Chris Kluwe continued his campaign to get punter Ray Guy into the Hall of Fame by writing “Vote Ray Guy” on his jersey patch commemorating the Hall of Fame.
Players are wearing the patch to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Kluwe wrote the message in protest of the fact that there are no punters in the hall. Kluwe says he knows he will probably get fined for putting the personal message on his jersey. But he feels it’s worth it.
Kluwe says “Why am I going to support a Hall of Fame that doesn’t have a punter in it?”
He calls it “a sham of a system if you’re not going to acknowledge every facet of the game.”
Bears: Quarterback Jay Cutler suffered a neck injury on a fourth-quarter hit in the loss at Minnesota. “It started stiffening up more and more,” Cutler said. “I just have to take it day by day.” ... Linebacker Brian Urlacher did not play because of a strained right hamstring that threatens to end his season.
Bills: Running back Fred Jackson hurt his right leg in the loss to St. Louis and his status for the rest of the sea- son is uncertain. Jackson missed two games earlier this season with a sprained right knee.
Colts: Center Samson Satele (ankle) and right tackle Winston Justice (biceps) didn’t play in the second half.
Jets: Rookie receiver Stephen Hill injured his right knee in the second quarter and did not return. Coach Rex Ryan said tests would determine the extent of the injury. “Hopefully it’s not too severe,” Ryan said. The Jets already have receiver Santonio Holmes on injured reserve.
Rams: Safety Craig Dahl left the win in Buffalo with a concussion. Starting left tackle Rodger Saffold couldn’t finish the game because of a back injury.
Titans: Tight end Jared Cook suffered a right shoulder injury.