Headlines around the sports world recently cooled after Jason Kidd’s DUI when a story about Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant surfaced that seems worse than the story about the former Dallas Maverick. He allegedly assaulted his mother. Bryant’s mom Angela called DeSoto (Texas) police after an argument with her son. The incident occurred Saturday, but the police didn’t issue an arrest warrant because there were no signs of assault. Two days later, the police issued the warrant on a charge of misdemeanor domestic abuse. Dez turned himself in, immediately posted the $1,500 bond, and was released.
Rebecca Lopez of WFAA tweeted:
“Desoto police say Dez Bryant assaulted his mother. Slapped her across the face and pulled her hair. Dez Bryant’s mother says she had pain and swelling as a result of injuries according to a police report. Police report says Bryant’s mother had asked him to leave when he allegedly assaulted her.”
Lopez also tweeted Bryant’s mugshot. On NBC 5 Dallas’ evening news Monday night, sports anchor Matt Barrie said that if Bryant is convicted, he could face penalties from the NFL for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. According to a Cowboys blog on the Fort-Worth Star Telegram, Bryant could be in trouble with the NFL even without a conviction. The charge, a Class A misdemeanor, can carry a penalty of up to a year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine.