The Dallas Cowboys paid tribute to Jerry Brown at a private memorial Tuesday that included Josh Brent, the player charged with intoxication manslaughter in the one-car accident that killed his close friend and roommate.
Players and team officials left without talking to reporters after the hour-long service on a chilly afternoon at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, but coach Jason Garrett had made it clear that Brent was still a part of the Cowboys family.
“We’re going to support Josh 100 percent in every way that we can,” Garrett said Monday.
Brent arrived at the service early and could be seen hugging Brown’s mother before walking into the building.
BELCHER WAKE HELD IN NY
Hundreds of mourners attended a wake in New York for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, who killed his girlfriend and himself on Dec. 1.
Belcher, 25, who was from Long Island, was in an open casket in an auditorium-size room at the Upper Room Christian World Center church in Dix Hills, 30 miles east of New York City.
CONGRESS HOLDS HGH HEARINGS TODAY
Nearly two full seasons since signing a labor deal that paved the way for HGH testing in the NFL, the league and the players’ union still haven’t agreed to implement anything.
The NFL Players Association won’t concede the validity of the test that’s used by Olympic sports and Major League Baseball, and the sides haven’t been able to jointly pick an expert to help resolve that impasse.
So now Congress steps in. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is holding a hearing today to take a look at the science behind tests for human growth hormone, a substance that is hard to detect and believed to be used by athletes for a variety of benefits, whether real or only perceived.
DUDE! WHERE’S MY CAR?
An Indianapolis hotel valet faces drunken driving charges for allegedly taking Colts receiver Reggie Wayne’s luxury car from the hotel and driving it while intoxicated early Sunday.
A police report says Gunner Belcher, 21, was arrested after police found him outside the car blocking traffic. He had a blood-alcohol content of 0.13 percent.
Steelers rookie and Bellevue High alum David DeCastro, out with a torn medical collateral ligament since the third game of the preseason, could start at right guard in his first NFL game of the regular season Sunday when Pittsburgh plays at Dallas. ... Former Seahawks WR Braylon Edwards was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets, his former team in 2009 and 2010. ... Bears K Robbie Gould will miss the rest of the season after injuring his left calf. ... The Patriots placed WR Donte’ Stallworth on injured reserve with an ankle injury after playing in just one game. ... The Cowboys released CB Vince Agnew and replaced him by signing Michael Coe off waivers from the Dolphins. ... The Packers signed DT Jordan Miller to the active roster from the practice squad and released LB Vic So’oto. ... Eagles QB Michael Vick and RB LeSean McCoy returned to practice after missing several weeks with concussions. ... Ravens rookie CB Asa Jackson has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances. ... 49ers DT Demarcus Dobbs was placed on injured reserve with a right knee problem and will be out for the rest of the season.