Josh Brent will not be back on the Dallas Cowboys' sideline during the remainder of the season, as first reported by Ed Werder of ESPN.
One of the most discussed aspects of the Cowboys' overtime win over the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday was the presence of Brent, who was charged with intoxication manslaughter two weeks ago after a one-car accident took the life of teammate Jerry Brown.
Days after being released on bond and attending a memorial service for Brown, with the support of the mother of the deceased, Brent was on the sideline in Dallas. Brent's presence was criticized during CBS' halftime show, especially by Boomer Esiason who called it "disgraceful" on the Cowboys' part.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and coach Jason Garrett were reportedly caught by surprise by Brent's appearance on Sunday and have since decided to ban him from the sideline for the rest of the season, according to ESPN's Ed Werder.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com confirmed the report on Twitter.
According to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, Jones, Garrett and executive vice president Stephen Jones didn't know Brent was going to be at the game until they saw him on the sideline. Per the report, several players urged Brent to attend the game.
Jones said after the game that Brown's mother, who requested that Brent ride with her family and sit with them at her son's funeral, asked the organization to support the 24-year-old nose tackle.
"Jerry's mother asked us directly as a group," Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "She said, 'Support him. Help him. He needs your help. Jerry wants that. I want that.' His teammates asked him to come and be down there with them."