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Prosecutors seek to revoke Cowboys player's bond

DALLAS (AP) - Prosecutors are going to court to have the bond revoked for a Dallas Cowboys player awaiting trial on an intoxication manslaughter charge.

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In court papers filed Thursday, prosecutors accused Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent of violating the terms of his release on bond by consuming alcohol and tampering with a device that detects the presence of alcohol in his body.

That makes him Brent a threat to the public, the documents state. A hearing is scheduled for Friday morning.

Brent has been free on a $100,000 bond since being charged in the Dec. 8 crash that killed practice squad player Jerry Brown Jr., a passenger in the car. Police say Brent had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit for driving.

Brent's football career remains on hold pending the outcome of this case. He's scheduled for a fall trial date.

The violations of the conditions of Brent's bond have been repeated and serious, said Debbie Denmon, spokeswoman for the Dallas County District Attorney's Office.

``Bonds are put in place for a reason,'' she said. She added that the conditions in Brent's case must be especially stringent because someone died.

``You don't get a free pass because of your celebrity status,'' she said.

George Milner, Brent's defense attorney, and Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple declined to comment.

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