Dallas Cowboy wide receiver Dez Bryant (pictured) was arrested Monday on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in DeSoto, Texas. Not only did the reportedly hot-headed NFL player get in to an argument with his half-brother, but he also allegedly pushed his mother, Angela, according to CBS Sports.
The incident involving Bryant and his family members occurred on Saturday night, though no arrests were made at the time. After investigators delved further in to the case, they made the decision to cuff Bryant on Monday.
According to arrest documents, Bryant allegedly hit his mom in the face with a hat and pulled her bra so hard it ripped.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant allegedly hit his mother in the face with his baseball cap … and grabbed her by the shirt so hard that he ripped her bra.
On the 911 call, Angela reportedly said:
“My son has assaulted me. He’s here now. he won’t go home. I keep telling him to go, he won’t go. I can’t let him keep doing me like this. I’m gonna put an end to it today.”
Unfortunately, the first-round pick in 2010 has had previous run-ins with the law. Last January, Bryant had an altercation with Lil Wayne’s crew in Miami over an unpaid debt he allegedly owed to a high-end micro-finance company that is tied to the rapper’s record label.
Last year, Dez was also reportedly given a warning by police for repeatedly causing a disturbance at a Dallas mall. The last straw for authorities, though, came when Bryant and his entourage refused to pull up their pants, exposing their underwear at the shopping venue.
After the 23-year-old’s droopy draws incident, one-time mentor and NFL great Deion Sanders stated on an ESPN radio show, “I told the Cowboys from Day 1 that he needs help. Matter of fact, they have a team in place to help him. But you cannot tell a grown man what to do.”
Bryant’s recent bad boy antics could land him in not only a heap of trouble legally but careerwise as well.
Watch ESPN analysts discuss Bryant’s antics here:
The domestic violence charge is a Class A misdemeanor that could result in a fine of up to $4,000 and a year in jail. Due to the NFL’s personal conduct policy, Bryant could be suspended if the league’s commissioner, Roger Goodell, thinks he is not doing enough to stay out of trouble, although he has not been arrested until now.
Popular columnist Dallas Morning News‘Rick Gosselin offers some harsh words regarding Bryant’s behavior:
It’s time the Cowboys let Bryant know this type of behavior will no longer be tolerated. Suspend him and let him have a month to experience life without football and a paycheck, Gosselin wrote Monday evening. Maybe he’ll understand what a privilege it is playing in the NFL. If not, cut him. Let him take his baggage elsewhere. Goodbye and good riddance.