Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant was arrested Monday on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, DeSoto (Texas) police confirmed. According to police, Bryant was booked after turning himself in without incident. The alleged assault occurred Saturday, police said. No further information was immediately available.
According to KDFW-TV in Dallas, police responded to a family violence call in DeSoto on Saturday night. Bryant was charged with a Class A misdemeanor for assaulting a female family member, police told the station. The woman did not need to be taken to the hospital for her injuries, the report said.
The Class A misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of up to $4,000 and up to a year in ja
This is Bryant’s first arrest, but it is not his first incident that required police involvement since the Cowboys traded up to select the former Oklahoma State star with the 24th overall pick in the 2010 draft. il. The arrest also subjects Bryant to possible penalty under the NFL’s personal conduct policy.
This isn’t his first of off-season troubles. Last year, he was sued for not paying $800,000 worth of bills. Was his five year $12.05 million, $8.4 million guaranteed contract not enough?
According to a police report obtained by TMZ, copes responded to a domestic violence call at the home of Dez Bryant’s mother in DeSoto, Texas on July 14 at 1:47 PM. When cops arrived at the home, Bryant’s mother, Angela, told police her son hit her in the face and grabbed her shirt so hard that he ripped her bra.
On the 911 call, Angela 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,” she said as Bryant yelled profanities in the background of the call.
Angela Bryant called police 2 days later to report pain in her wrists, hands and arms and chest — where Dez pushed her. The 6′-1″, 198 lb Bryant turned himself into police yesterday. He was booked for assault and family violence, a Class A misdemeanor.