A source said late Monday night that Bryant, in an argument with his half brother, wound up pushing his mother, Angela. According to the source, police responded to a call on Saturday night, but no arrests were made at that point. Further examination of the reports resulted in Monday's arrest, the source said.
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According to the incident report, Bryant became angry when his mother asked him to leave her home during an argument Saturday afternoon. Initially, at a Tuesday news conference, Smith said Bryant slapped his mother in the face, but the police report, which was released later Tuesday, clarified that Bryant allegedly grabbed her by her T-shirt and hair and "hit her across the face with his ball cap."
Angela Bryant, whose T-shirt and bra were allegedly torn during the incident, indicated on the 911 call that this was not the first time she was assaulted by her son.
"I can't keep letting him do this," said Angela Bryant, who made the call from the nearby home of family friend and adviser David Wells. "I can't keep letting him do me like this. I'm tired. I'm going to put an end to it today. I'm going to put an end to it today. I'm tired."
Dez should cut her off financially and never see her again if he feels he has to push her around. It's not like she was the model mother to him. I have read their relationship is more like siblings than it is mother-son.
Dez is an idiot...no doubt...and a suspension is coming. This guy could be a big bust before it is all over...just cause he doesn't know how to grow up apparently.
The mother of Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant doesn't want to pursue an assault case against her son, according to The Associated Press.
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Bryant was arrested July 16 on a charge of misdemeanor family violence following an altercation with Angela Bryant. Dez Bryant allegedly slapped his mother in the face with a ball cap and ripped her clothing while grabbing her.
A Dallas County district attorney's spokeswoman told The AP that the case DeSoto (Texas) police filed against Bryant includes an affidavit of non-prosecution from the complainant. The affidavit means the complainant doesn't want to proceed.
The DA still can choose to pursue action against Dez Bryant, but Angela Bryant's affidavit likely would end any plans for prosecution. KXAS-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth reported the DA might speak with her about her decision.
If the charge does go away, it wouldn't necessarily clear Dez Bryant of trouble with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Bryant still might be disciplined under the NFL's far-reaching personal-conduct policy. This was Bryant's first arrest since coming into the NFL, but he has been involved in other highly publicized incidents that Goodell could take into consideration.