Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 7/22/12

MINNEAPOLIS - JANUARY 17: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys passes against the Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on January 17, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

He might have assaulted his own mother, but Dez Bryant can rest assured that Tony Romo is still in his corner.

“The one thing I know is that Dez knows I have his back,” Romo told ESPN on Friday. “Dez knows I’ll be there for him. Dez knows that I’m going to stick up for him.”

Bryant turned himself into police on Monday on a family domestic violence charge after allegedly slapping his mother in the face and grabbing her by the hair during an argument at her DeSoto, Texas, home.

“None of us are directly involved in what’s going on in his life,” Romo said. “So everyone, the speculation, the articles and things that are written are just people that are guessing. And they’re going to have their opinions based on it but no one knows exactly the way that Dez grew up, the way that things have shaped his life and his difficulties.”

Bryant could face up to a year in jail if convicted, not to mention a phone call from Roger Goodell. This is the latest on the embattled receiver’s growing rap sheet of incidents that have left the Cowboys planting their faces in their palms. There have been massive jewelry debts, pants-sagging altercations, club fights with Lil Wayne’s entourage (for real). And now this. Keep in mind, however, this is the first time Bryant’s actually been arrested for something.

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