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The Tampa Bay Lightning are buying out the contract of center Vincent Lecavalier . Lecavalier was the first overall pick in the 1998 NHL draft and helped Tampa Bay win the Stanley Cup in 2004. He is the Lightning’s career leader in goals and games played. The buyout will cost more than $32 million over 14 years.
In other news: Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent has been jailed in North Texas after failing a second drug test. Court records in Dallas County show Brent tested positive for marijuana after submitting to a urine test last week. The test result is a violation of bond conditions imposed after being charged late last year with intoxication manslaughter. He’s being held without bond pending a court hearing scheduled for July 19