Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant accused of assaulting mother

Published On July 17, 2012 | By Arielle Aronson

Dez Bryant was arrested after an altercation with his mother. (Flickr – AJ Guel Photography)

One of the cardinal rules for sons and daughters everywhere is “do not hit/talk back to/fight your mother.” Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant allegedly broke this rule over the weekend, as he was arrested in DeSoto, Texas Monday days after his mother called 911 on him.

Angela Bryant, 37, told 911 operators that her 23-year-old son “tried to kill her” according to police documents released Tuesday. She claimed Bryant hit her across the face with a hat, pulled her hair and tore her clothes when she tried to push him away. Although Angela Bryant reported the arrest Saturday, Dez Bryant was not arrested until Monday once evidence of the assault became apparent.

This is the second time this offseason that Bryant has been involved in questionable activities. In January, Bryant was detained and questioned after a nightclub fight, but no further action was taken.

Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple released a brief statement on Bryant’s arrest Monday, saying, “We are in the process of gathering information and will not have a comment at this time.”

If convicted of the charges against him, Bryant could face up to a year in jail and a $4,o00 fine. Bryant was released on bond immediately after his arrest. Training camp for the Cowboys begins in Oxnard, Calif. on July 30.

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Arielle Aronson is a sports writer and recent graduate from Boston University, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Print Journalism Magna Cum Laude. Arielle has a passion for sports cultivated from growing up with two older brothers. She also enjoys playing the piano, reading and traveling.