It’s hard to keep up with all the off-season professional athlete arrests and since this isn’t a sports blog I don’t try. But when you get arrested for allegedly hitting your own mother in the face with your ball cap and ripping her bra after pulling her shirt so hard you have sadly got my attention.
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (23) was arrested following an incident Saturday in DeSoto, TX after a 911 call was made by Bryant’s mother Angela Bryant (37).
When the cops arrived at her home she said that she had gotten into a war of words with her son that turned violent. On the 911 call Angela can be heard saying:
“My son has assaulted me. He’s here now. he won’t go home. I keep telling him to go, he won’t go I can’t let him keep doing me like this. I’m gonna put an end to it today.”
According to official documents the police made a return visit to the home of Angela 2 days after the altercation when she complained of ongoing pain and discomfort in her hands, arms and wrists. She also stated that her chest hurt because Dez had pushed her.
Angela Bryant has her own documented troubles with law enforcement which came to light after Dez was asked if she was a prostitute during a controversial pre-draft interview with the Miami Dolphins.
Dez Bryant’s lawyer Royce West said,
“Dez does not want this to be a distraction for the Cowboys. Whatever the issues are that are involved, he’s going to get them dealt with. And needless to say, he’s going to be cooperative with law enforcement to get those resolved. The fact of the matter is, he has never ever been arrested for anything involving these types of allegations at all. And so, obviously it comes as a shock having to be fingerprinted, but reality is that he’s going to work his way through this and be prepared for the season.”
Too late on the not being a distraction for your team Dez…
Bryant turned himself in yesterday and was booked for assault — family violence