Dez Bryant isn't happy that people are talking about his background. But he should be.
Bryant's unpleasant upbringing came up recently in a radio interview regarding former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was charged with murder.
The discussion was about whether NFL teams should be wary of draft prospects who come from rough backgrounds. Bryant's background was described by a former NFL scout as "the worst I had ever seen."
Bryant apparently didn't take kindly to being included in this conversation and responded on his Twitter account, @DezBryant:
"I just wanted to know why is my background relevant right now? I promise there is more expletive to talk about in this world than my background"
On one level, Bryant is correct to be offended that his name is lumped in with Hernandez, an alleged murderer.
Hernandez' background, especially what's been uncovered in recent weeks, shows a history of violent, criminal behavior and drug use, in particular marijuana.