July 24th, 2012 by faye
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has been officially charged with assault stemming from the altercation he had last week with his mother , Angela Bryant — but Dez’ mom does not want to pursue a case against him.
According to reports, the mother of 23-year-old Dez Bryant — Angela Bryant — told authorities that she does not wish to file a case against her son, even after their argument that allegedly turned violent.
A Dallas County district attorney’s spokeswoman said that the case filed by the DeSoto police against the football star includes an affidavit of non-prosecution from the complainant. The affidavit means that the complainant (the mother of Dez) does not want to proceed with the case.
As previous reports have stated, police from the southern Dallas suburb arrested Bryant last week after a July 14 incident where he allegedly struck his mother, Angela Bryant, across the face using his ball cap. A police affidavit said that the football player grabbed his mother by her shirt, which caused her bra to tear.
Prosecutors in the case haven’t said if they will pursue the case or not. Dez Bryant is accused of misdemeanor family violence.
Prosecutors haven’t said whether they will pursue the case. The football star is accused of misdemeanor family violence.
The attorney of Dez Bryant, Royce West, did not return a message for comment on Monday.
July 18th, 2012 by faye
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant allegedly hit his mother in the face using his baseball cap, then proceeded grabbing her by the shirt so hard that he ripped her bra — this according to the arrest documents of the football star.
According to reports, Angela Bryant, the mother of the NFL star can be heard telling her friends in an emotional 911 that her son “tried to kill me” and that she is going to “put an end to it today.”
The arrest records that have been released on Tuesday by the DeSoto Police Department in Texas said that Angela told the police officers that Dez Bryant hit her across the face with a baseball cap, pulled her hair, tore her shirt and bra, then repeatedly hit her hands and wrists when she tried to push him away.
“Babe, I can’t keep letting him do this. . . . I can’t let him do me like this. I’m tired. I’m going to put an end to it today,” 37-year-old Angela Bryant can be heard telling someone in the room when she made her 911 call.
Dez Bryant surrendered to the police on Monday on a Class A misdemeanor warrant for assault, with bodily injury. The football star immediately posted bond after the incident. If he is convicted, he may spend time behind bars up to one year, plus a $4,000 fine. However, according to an NFL official, even if Dez Bryant is not found guilty of the criminal charge, he could still face discipline under the National Football League’s personal conduct policy.
The assault reportedly started at the house of Angela Bryant at 800 block of West Pleasant Run Road in DeSoto, Texas around 1:15 in the afternoon, Saturday. Angela placed a 911 call from a friend’s nearby house in the 900 block of Longmeadow Lane, telling the authorities that her son was now there.
“He won’t go home. I keep telling him to go home. He won’t go,” Angela can be heard telling the dispatcher, as a man can be heard shouting in the background.
Angela Bryant told the dispatcher at a later time that Dez Bryant has already left in a white Pearl Lincoln Navigator, bearing the license plate “BAILME.” She added that no one had been drinking alcohol or taking drugs and that her son, brother and a friend were present when the physical assault happened.
When Angela Bryant was asked if anybody was armed with a weapon, she answered “not yet” but said that Dez Bryant had picked up a ball and tried to hit her with it.
“And then he grabbed me. You’ll see when you get here how my clothes look,” Angela told the dispatcher.
During a news conference on Tuesday morning, DeSoto Police Department Captain Ron Smith said that the authorities did not arrest Dez Bryant immediately because they did not see any evidence of the alleged physical assault. However, evidence of the injuries inflicted upon Angela Bryant surfaced a day or two later.
According to the affidavit, the injuries, which included swelling to the Angela’s wrists and around her left thumb, plus bruising on her upper arms as well. Angela also complained of pain in her hands, arms and wrists, as well as soreness in her chest due to the pushing done by Dez Bryant.
“It’s pretty straightforward,” Smith said. “He and his mom got in an argument. It is physical. She got some injuries. We made the arrest.”
Captain Ron Smith said he did not know what started the argument that turned violent.
“Whatever led to it is really not an issue for us,” Smith said. “We have an injured person. We have a suspect. We’re going to move forward.”
The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver was unavailable for comment on Monday, but his attorney, Royce West, said that his client voluntarily turned himself in when he learned that a warrant of arrest is out for him, and cooperated with police.
The Dallas Cowboys team released a statement on Monday regarding the incident through spokesman Rich Dalrymple:
“We are in the process of gathering information and will not have a comment at this time.”
The incident occurred less than two weeks before the start of the 2012 training camp of the football team, which begins officially on July 29 in Oxnard, California.
July 17th, 2012 by faye
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has been arrested on domestic violence charges during the weekend in DeSoto, Texas.
According to reports, DeSoto Police Department said that 23-year-old Dez Bryant has been charged with misdemeanor domestic violence after his arrest on Saturday. The incident reportedly involved a woman with whom the NFL star had been romantically involved. He was subsequently released after posting a bail that is less than $2,000.
The Dallas Cowboys issued a brief statement on Monday night after they learned about the domestic violence incident. Dallas team spokesman Rich Dalrymple said in the statement, “We are in the process of gathering information and will not have a comment at this time.”
On the other hand, Dez Bryant also confirmed the domestic violence incident to WFAA-TV on Monday. However, he did not go into the specifics of the incident.
“I’m good. I’m good,” he said.
Details of Dez Bryant’s domestic violence arrest were scarce, and officials from the DeSoto Police Department will not release any records related to the incident until Tuesday.
This latest run-in with the law of Bryant is the second in six months and is also an addition into a series of off-field issues for the third-year receiver from Oklahoma State.
Last January, Dez Bryant was detained and questioned by the Miami Police after a fight broke out in South Beach nightclub. However, he was not charged or arrested in the incident which involved rapper Lil Wayne and his entourage.
The latest domestic violence incident, however, seem to be contradictory to the comments made by the NFL star at a team workout last month, wherein he said that he was solely focusing on football this off season.
“On the field and off the field, I try to make the best choices possible, and I feel like I’m doing a great job of that,” Dez Bryant told the Associated Press.
Meanwhile, in March 2011, Dez Bryant received a criminal trespass warning after he refused an order from off-duty police officers to leave the premises of a Dallas shopping mall. Then, just a week after the incident at the mall, the football players was hit with two lawsuits that alleged he owed ticket broker and a jeweler more than $600,000 for custom-made jewelry and tickets.
Also, last December, there have been reports that Dez Bryant owed a New York-based finance company $50,000 and he allegedly refused to repay a loan to Endurance Capital Fund.
This past season, the NFL star emerged as a dependable receiver for the Dallas Cowboys by showing a marked improvement in every stat from this rookie year. Dez Bryant finished second on the team in catcher (63), receiving yards (928) and touchdowns (nine). His improvement on the field, plus a renewed focus on conditioning and film study led the Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to praise the maturation of the receiver.
“He certainly is different as far as his maturity and as far as his understanding of what it takes to play in the National Football League than when he got here,” Jones said last month.
There is no word yet on what Jerry Jones thinks about the maturity of Dez Bryant after his latest domestic violence arrest.