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Rain Man
08-27-2012, 09:49 AM
Jerry is taking away the keys to his car.

http://espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/story/_/id/8304196/dez-bryant-dallas-cowboys-adhere-strict-team-mandated-guidelines-behavior

Cowboys set rules for Dez Bryant
Updated: August 27, 2012, 11:05 AM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com


Strict Guidelines For Dez Bryant

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has agreed to strict guidelines from team officials regarding his conduct away from the field.

The guidelines Bryant agreed to took effect Aug. 23 when the team returned to Dallas after three weeks of training camp in California, according to sources.

Sources say some of the rules Bryant must abide are as follows:

A midnight curfew. If he's going to miss curfew, team officials must know in advance;

No drinking alcohol.

He can't attend any strip clubs and can only attend nightclubs if they are approved by the team and he has a security team with him.

He must attend counseling sessions twice a week.

A rotating three-man security team will leave one man with Bryant at all times.

Members of the security team will drive Bryant to practices, games and team functions.

Bryant's adviser, David Wells, will hire the security team for the wide receiver.

"Oh yeah, very much willing to do anything he can to help himself and help the team," Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said of Bryant. "He's very open-minded and cooperative. He's doing the right things by his teammates and everybody is counting on him."

The rules stem from a July 14 incident where Bryant was charged with allegedly assaulting his mother, Angela Bryant. Bryant was charged with a Class A misdemeanor by the DeSoto Police Department.

The Dallas County district attorney's office hasn't decided if it will pursue charges.

On July 25, Bryant's attorney, Texas state senator Royce West, said at a news conference the receiver didn't commit any violence against his mother.

A spokeswoman for the Dallas district attorney's office said it's still reviewing the case and it's treating it like any other domestic violence complaint. Bryant's mother filed an affidavit of non-prosecution from the complaint. The affidavit means the complainant, Angela Bryant, doesn't want the case to proceed.

"They ask that there not be a rush to judgement concerning their family," West said July 25. "They also ask for your continued prayers and support for their family as they work through this matter."

Police issued the arrest warrant for Bryant after he allegedly hit his mother in the face with a baseball cap. The police affidavit said Bryant grabbed his mother by her T-shirt, causing her bra to tear.

According to the DeSoto Police Department, Bryant is charged with a Class A misdemeanor for assaulting a female family member and after he turned himself in, was released a few hours later without talking with police.

Bryant, who hasn't been made available to reporters during training camp, is out because of a knee injury, though he's expected to be ready for the regular season opener on Sept. 5.

The Cowboys have a history of dealing with troubled players, most recently cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones and nose tackle Tank Johnson. However, Adam Jones got into a fight with one of his team-issued body guards and eventually was suspended by the league. When he returned, he didn't have any further incidents as a member of the Cowboys.

Jerry Jones said the Cowboys have placed restrictions on other players previously and when asked if this is the strictest of rules for a player he said, "No this is (not) the strictest at all."

So far this preseason, coach Jason Garrett said Bryant has been outstanding in practices, and there have been no issues regarding him being late to meetings, practices or games. Bryant did switch agents, leaving Drew Rosenhaus and returning to Eugene Parker.

notorious
08-27-2012, 09:51 AM
Wow, they need to babysit a grown man. :facepalm:

Chiefs Pantalones
08-27-2012, 09:51 AM
Wow. How old is Bryant? 13? If he can't keep his crap together on his own what road does that likely lead him down to? He's a ticking time bomb.

BigMeatballDave
08-27-2012, 09:51 AM
How sad must an individual be that their employer must play nanny?

Rain Man
08-27-2012, 09:55 AM
I particularly liked the three-man rotating crew, which in essence says, "We don't trust this guy without supervision at all. Not even when he's sleeping."

boogblaster
08-27-2012, 09:57 AM
sfn .....

Chiefnj2
08-27-2012, 10:00 AM
Jerry Jones said the Cowboys have placed restrictions on other players previously and when asked if this is the strictest of rules for a player he said, "No this is (not) the strictest at all."

Nothing to see here. Typical treatment for a Cowboy. I wonder what Michael Irvin's list looked like? 1. No more than 3 grams of cocaine per hour, 2. No more than 2 hookers at a time ...

Chiefs Pantalones
08-27-2012, 10:01 AM
Paging Jesse Jackson and obligatory "that's slavery!" shout out in 3, 2, 1...

Deberg_1990
08-27-2012, 10:03 AM
If you have to constantly baby sit a guy, wipe his a$$ and hold his d*ck, i dont care how much talent he has, hes not worth the trouble.

-King-
08-27-2012, 10:27 AM
If you have to constantly baby sit a guy, wipe his a$$ and hold his d*ck, i dont care how much talent he has, hes not worth the trouble.

Yes, yes he is.

Direckshun
08-27-2012, 11:13 AM
All the better for my fantasy team.

Get your head on straight, Dez!

the Talking Can
08-27-2012, 11:16 AM
pathetic

Mr. Laz
08-27-2012, 11:36 AM
wow, that's weak.

bevischief
08-27-2012, 11:51 AM
Took them long enough...

SNR
08-27-2012, 12:29 PM
Wow. How old is Bryant? 13? If he can't keep his crap together on his own what road does that likely lead him down to? He's a ticking time bomb.

I didn't need any of that shit when I was 13. I also never assaulted my mother, though.

cookster50
08-27-2012, 01:36 PM
Wow. How old is Bryant? 13? If he can't keep his crap together on his own what road does that likely lead him down to? He's a Walter White.

FYP

Chief3188
08-27-2012, 01:39 PM
Wow. How old is Bryant? 13? If he can't keep his crap together on his own what road does that likely lead him down to? He's a Walter White minus the intelligence


FYP

FYP

Chiefnj2
08-27-2012, 01:53 PM
He's still better than Baldwin.

chefsos
08-27-2012, 02:50 PM
Didn't they do the same thing with Pac Man? That worked out well.

MahiMike
08-27-2012, 03:57 PM
These owners bring it on themselves. Hiring guys that can't spell their names. It was a better time when only the thugs played in the NBA. It wasn't long ago that Fred Taylor had to cut his hair and remove his 'grill' before he could join the Jaguars. Now dreadlocks are the norm and Chris Johnson keeps his 'grill' and does endorsements.

Inmem58
08-27-2012, 03:59 PM
I wouldn't want people following me around. **** that, I'd bounce. I'd sign with a different team and play even harder. Good for him for accepting it, he's a better man than me.

Phobia
08-27-2012, 04:32 PM
Employing 3 men 24/7/365. That's going to cost him about $200k. Probably at least 1/4 gamecheck... Wow. I can't even wrap my head around that.

J Diddy
08-27-2012, 04:35 PM
Why the hate on the strip clubs? They're performing a valuable service.

3rd&48ers
08-27-2012, 04:46 PM
Anybody remember a dude named Pacman?

Rain Man
08-27-2012, 04:54 PM
Why the hate on the strip clubs? They're performing a valuable service.

The good news is that his absence will keep lap dance prices a little lower. Supply and demand.

vailpass
08-27-2012, 04:56 PM
I wouldn't want people following me around. **** that, I'd bounce. I'd sign with a different team and play even harder. Good for him for accepting it, he's a better man than me.

LMAO You'd "bounce"? Where do you think you'd land that would give you another $100million contract?
You'd get a contract for half that and it would be so laden with behavior clauses you'd want to quit there too.

Chiefnj2
08-27-2012, 04:58 PM
"Bryant did switch agents, leaving Drew Rosenhaus and returning to Eugene Parker."

Whoever Bryant used to live with (mentor type guy - not doing the best job obviously) is making a lot of allegations about Rosenhaus. Supposedly the guy kept a lot of texts when Rosenhaus was pursuing Bryant, promising money to go to different things, etc.

I'm sure Parker sat Bryant down and said, pay 400 k a year in security for 2 more years and you'll make 30 million and be set for life. Maybe he'll be smart enough to stay clean. Probably not, but he can be a hell of a football player.

mikey23545
08-27-2012, 07:21 PM
I wouldn't want people following me around. **** that, I'd bounce. I'd sign with a different team and play even harder. Good for him for accepting it, he's a better man than me.

Yes, I can believe even Dez Bryant is a better man than you...LMAO

Pasta Giant Meatball
08-27-2012, 07:23 PM
Stood in corner

ThaVirus
08-27-2012, 08:15 PM
Didn't they do the same thing with Pac Man? That worked out well.

Yeah. He ended up assaulting one of the guards if I remember correctly..

These owners bring it on themselves. Hiring guys that can't spell their names. It was a better time when only the thugs played in the NBA. It wasn't long ago that Fred Taylor had to cut his hair and remove his 'grill' before he could join the Jaguars. Now dreadlocks are the norm and Chris Johnson keeps his 'grill' and does endorsements.

What exactly is the issue with dreadlocks?