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    Of all the personal-conduct calls Spencer Ware Jersey Roger Goodell has made or will makeincluding the ones on Ray Rice, Aldon Smith, Josh Gordon, Greg Hardy and Jim Irsaythey all might be dwarfed by his upcoming decision about Josh Brent.Under the microscope will be how harshly the commi sioner mightpunish a player who was responsible for another player’s death, compared to one indicted for punching his fiance, for example.MORE: Blandino parties with Cowboys’ exec? | Rice gets standing ovation Goodell is now one step closer to making that decision, according to On Thursday, Goodell met with Brent , the former Cowboys defensive lineman convicted last year in the 2012 drunk-driving death of teammate Jerry Brown. Brent’s meeting with Goodell “went well,” the report said, citing a source.The discipline Goodell hands down will tell exactly how well, it seems. The two-game suspension given to Rice over his domestic violence casewidely vilified for being far too lenientclearly was influenced by the contrite stance by Rice and the victim, Janay Palmer, whom he later married. Eric Fisher Jersey The Cowboys have been at least as supportive of Brent since the fatal accident, as the Ravens were of Rice.Brent,who had a previous DUI arrest in college,was sentenced in January Dustin Colquitt Jersey to six months jail and 10 years probation for his intoxication manslaughter conviction. Hewas released in June and spent the last 45 days of his sentence in a rehab program, completing that last week.CASH: Rice contrite, pa sionate in apology At stake is how soon Goodell lets Brent back into the league,because the Cowboys have made it clear that he’s welcome back with them.Owner Jerry Jones and vice president Stephen Jones, his son,have repeatedly said in recent months that they would consider bringing Brent back. Jerry Jones said Mondaythat they would create a roster spot Marcus Allen Jersey for him if reinstated. But, he added, that’s in Goodell’s hands, not his.”Good judgment tells you, let this happen on the commi sioner’s time,” Jones said , according to the Dallas Morning News.A lot of eyes will be on the Cowboys to see if they do re-sign a player who killed another Cowboys player. More eyes, however, will be on Goodell, to see how he measures this punishment against the othersagainst domestic violence, driving while impaired, gun po se sion … and a failed marijuana test.

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