Dez Bryant arrested Monday for misdemeanor domestic violence against mother

The Dallas Cowboys receiver reportedly got physical with his mother when she ordered him to leave her home

WRITTEN BY: Scott Hixson
Dez Bryant was arrested Monday for domestic violence
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Dez Bryant was arrested Monday for domestic violence

Dez Bryant was arrested Monday on charges of misdemeanor domestic violence stemming from an incident involving his mother last Saturday.

Dez Bryant, the Dallas Cowboys star receiver, turned himself in to the DeSoto (Texas) police department after hearing of the charges. Bryant was released from custody after posting $1,500 bail.

“Desoto police say Dez Bryant assaulted his mother,” Rebecca Lopez of WFAA-TV, who first reported the incident, wrote on her Twitter account. “Slapped her across the face and pulled her hair. Dez Bryant’s mother says she had pain and swelling as a result of injuries according to a police report. Police report says Bryant’s mother had asked him to leave when he allegedly assaulted her.”

The Dallas Morning News crime blog added:

Angela Bryant told police that she and her son got into an argument Saturday afternoon at her home in the 800 block of West Pleasant Run Road.

Police said the Lufkin native grabbed his mother by the T-shirt, causing it and her bra to tear, according to police documents. She said he then grabbed her by the hair and slapped her across the face with his ball cap.

WFAA-TV asked Dez Bryant for a response to the matter, to which he replied, “I’m good. I’m good.”

According to TMZ, who obtained the arrest documents:

Cops were dispatched to Bryant’s mother’s home in DeSoto, Texas on July 14 at 1:47 PM after receiving a 911 call reporting an assault – family violence.

Once cops arrived to the scene, Dez’s mom Angela told cops she had gotten into an argument with Dez and demanded that he leave the home . . . and that’s when Dez got physical.

On the 911 call, Angela says, “My son has assaulted me. He’s here now. He won’t go home. I keep telling him to go, he won’t go.” You can clearly hear an argument in the background as Angela says, “I can’t let him keep doing me like this. I’m gonna put an end to it today.”

According to the documents, cops returned to Angela’s home 2 days later and she complained of pain in her wrists, hands and arms . . . and said her chest was sore from Dez pushing her.

Cops say they observed bruising in her upper arm. The docs list Dez Bryant as being 6’1”, 198 pounds.

In two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, Dez Bryant has 108 receptions for 1,489 yards and 15 touchdowns.

“He has been frustrating and he has been elating,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said last November of Dez Bryant’s early career with the team. “It’s exactly what we thought when we drafted him right to the T. And so if we didn’t plan on having a little frustration we should have gone a different direction. No surprises with him.”

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