Retired defensive tackle Josh Brent will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday in his bid to seek reinstatement to the league, according to Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones.
If Brent is cleared to return, Jones said the Cowboys would clear a roster spot for him.
He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years’ probation in January after being convicted of intoxication manslaughter. He spent the final 45 days of his sentence at Enterhealth, an alcohol and drug treatment center near Dallas.
Brent could face further punishment from the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Jones said he would not ask Goodell to speed up the reinstatement process.