Found July 16, 2012 on
Fox Sports Southwest:
By Jon Machota and Matt Mosley
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was arrested Monday on a misdemeanor family violence charge in the southern Dallas suburb of DeSoto, Texas.
The charge, according to MyFOXDFW.com, stems from Bryants alleged assault on a female family member Saturday. Under Texas state law, family violence is defined an attack or "a threat" of imminent harm against a member of a family or household, according toThe Associated Press. The offense is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a 4,000 fine.
According to a DeSoto Police report obtained Tuesday by the Dallas Morning News, Bryant's mother, Angela, said her son attacked her. Angela Bryant told police she and Dez got into an argument and he then grabbed her by her shirt, tearing it and her bra.DezBryan then pulled his mothers hair and slapped her across the face with his ball cap, according to the report.
Dez Bryant, 23, turned himself in to police Monday and immediately posted a 1,500 bond.
When contacted by WFAA-TV, Bryant confirmed there was an incident but declined to elaborate.
"I'm good, I'm good," Bryant said.
Bryant's longtime adviser, David Wells, told FOXSportsSouthwest.com on Monday that he had been in contact with the wide receiver.
"Dez is very upset about how this happened," Wells said. "He's very remorseful. His intention is not to hurt anybody. I think we'll have a quick resolution and this situation will be resolved."
Texas state Senator Royce West, a Dallas-based attorney who advises Bryant, said he was planning to meet with Wells to discuss the situation. West has spoken publicly on behalf of Bryant in the past.
Dallas Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple declined to comment to The Associated Press while the team gathered information.
This isn't the first run-in Bryant has had with the law. Since being drafted by the Cowboys in 2010, the Oklahoma State University product has been involved in multiple lawsuits concerning unpaid debts, was handed a criminal trespass warning in 2011 after beingbriefly banned from a Dallas mall and, in January 2012, was involved in an altercation outside Miami nightclub that led to him being detained by police.
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The audio of the 911 call Dez Bryant's mother made after the alleged altercation between she and her son that led to his arrest has been made public.
Earlier today, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant turned himself in today to DeSoto, TX police and was arrested for a Class-A misdemeanor of family violence, for an alleged assault on a female family member. He was released on bail, but this somewhat minor incident could have even more dramatic undertones for the team.
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Reports out of Texas Monday morning was that Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had been arrested in DeSoto, Texas and charged with domestic violence.
KDFW reports that Bryant assaulted a female family member and he later turned himself in. The assaulted female was not hospitalized.
Bryant told WFAA, "I'm good. I'm good." downplaying the incident.
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