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Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett believes wide receiver Dez Bryant (above) would benefit from counseling (Credit: AP Photo/LM Otero)
Dez Bryant was arrested earlier this month for allegedly hitting his mother in the face with a baseball cap and pulling her hair. The whole situation sounds like Bryant is part of a dysfunctional family. According to Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, Bryant could benefit from some counseling.
Garrett said Wednesday that the Cowboys are ready to assist Bryant in seeking counseling, and hoping he takes the help that’s offered to him.
“We believe we have as good of a players’ assistance program in all of professional sports,” Garrett said, via the San Antonio Express-News. “We believe it’s really, really important to help our players in every way that we can. We’re well-staffed in that area. We believe in counseling for people who need it. We try to do that for all of our players. Dez will be a part of that and we just want to help him. We have great resources. We embrace the opportunity to help him.”
Garrett said he has been in regular contact with Bryant since he was charged with a Class A misdemeanor family violence, and he’ll continue to lend a hand as Bryant deals with the issue.
“First and foremost, we support Dez Bryant’s family,” Garrett said. “We support Dez. We support his mom. We want to help them in anyway we can. We have the resources to do that. He needs to feel the support. He needs to feel the support from us – the Dallas Cowboys organization, the coaches, the players, the staff. We are a close-knit team. We are a team that wants to support people on our team. We want to support our family. Dez is part of our family. We are going to help him in any way we can.”
Bryant may not end up in court as it was last reported that his mother does not want to press charges.
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A Dallas news outlet has reported that the mother of the Cowboys wide receiver has decided not to press charges over last week's incident.
Angela Bryant, the mother of Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, submitted an affidavit asking prosecutors not to pursue a case against her son.
Dez was arrested on July 16 for allegedly attacking his mother during an argument. Authorities have said Angela had a swollen wrist and thumb and bruising on her upper arms.
As seen in the video above from ESPN, a press conference...
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A spokeswoman for a Dallas County district attorney claims an affidavit of non-prosecution from Angela Bryant is included in the case filed against Dez Bryant. Bryant volunteered himself to police after being alerted of a warrant out for his arrest last week.
Dez Bryant's mother placed a 911 call on July 14 alleging an assault taking...
DALLAS (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant's attorney says Bryant and his mother can work out any differences through counseling.
Authorities say Angela Bryant called 911 after a July 14 incident in which her son hit her with a hat and grabbed her shirt, causing it to tear. Dez Bryant was arrested two days later. His mother has told authorities she doesn't want...
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The mother of Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant apparently has decided that she does not want to press assault charges against her son, NBC 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth reported Monday. Police had arrested Bryant on a misdemeanor family violence charge on July 16, two days after he allegedly assaulted his mother, Angela Bryant, during an argument at her home. He allegedly hit...
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