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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2012 file photo, Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent, center, and his attorney George Miller, obscured at right, leave court in Dallas. Brent says he is retiring from football as he faces trial for a fatal crash that killed a teammate. Brent's agent, Peter Schaffer, said Thursday, July 18, 2013, that the 25-year-old Brent was "taking care of his priorities." (AP Photo/David Woo, Pool, File)
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2012 file photo, Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent, center, and his attorney George Miller, obscured at right, leave court in Dallas. Brent says he is retiring from football as he faces trial for a fatal crash that killed a teammate. Brent's agent, Peter Schaffer, said Thursday, July 18, 2013, that the 25-year-old Brent was "taking care of his priorities." (AP Photo/David Woo, Pool, File)

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