Brent, a defensive tackle and Brown’s close friend and former college teammate, was released from Irving jail Sunday after posting a $500,000 bond and is expected to attend Brown’s memorial service arranged by the team this afternoon in Dallas.
Among the coaches mentioned as possibilities for Garrett to contact include former Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, who was the team’s coach when safety Sean Taylor was killed during a home invasion in 2007, and Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel, whose team lost linebacker Jovan Belcher on Dec. 1 in a murder-suicide situation. Belcher killed his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, then drove to the team’s training facility where he shot himself.
“Going forward, I do plan to reach out to those guys and just try to see as we go forward what’s the best way to try to continue to honor the person we lost,” Garrett said during a Monday news conference. “But at the same time, get everybody to move forward and try to live life as fully as we can in so many different ways. I will reach out to those guys at some point. I just haven’t been able to yet.”
_ Jimmy Burch