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Second lawsuit claims that Dez Bryant owes more than $300,000

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Recently, Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant was sued for failing to pay $246,000 for jewelry he purchased in 2010.

The Dallas Morning News points out that Bryant was sued last year for not paying for $293,000 in jewelry and more than $12,000 worth of sporting event tickets.  In that lawsuit, Eleow Hunt claims that he sold the jewelry and tickets on credit to Bryant, starting in late December 2008 or January 2009.

This means that Bryant was collecting plenty of valuable stuff while he was still eligible to play college football at Oklahoma State.

The loan apparently was arranged by Bryant’s adviser, David Wells.  Hunt claims that Wells said Bryant “needed the jewelry, tickets and loan money to show Bryant that he could perform as his agent and to keep him from listening to other agents’ offers.”  (Wells isn’t Bryant’s agent for the purposes of his football contract.)

Bryant could settle both cases when he receives a $1 million roster bonus on the fifth day of the 2011 league year.  Of course, the 2011 league year won’t begin until the lockout ends.

Meanwhile, how is the Wells-Bryant case any different that the Reggie Bush situation?

At least we now know why the NCAA was sniffing around Bryant in 2009.

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56 Responses to “Second lawsuit claims that Dez Bryant owes more than $300,000”
  1. waitingguilty says: Mar 29, 2011 10:21 AM

    Here we go…

  2. Fantasy Football says: Mar 29, 2011 10:22 AM

    Wow, talk about an off-season meltdown. Where’s Deion? Help explain to this kid how credit cards work!

  3. duanethomas says: Mar 29, 2011 10:25 AM

    You’re kidding right? Let’s see what his attorney has to say about this…and Okie State is going down. We will see what kind of man Mike Gundy is now.

  4. melikefootball says: Mar 29, 2011 10:27 AM

    And these guys want a bigger piece of the pie…they can’t handle the piece they have now.

  5. jw731 says: Mar 29, 2011 10:28 AM

    Has the expression “Dumber than a bag of hammers” ever been more fitting?

  6. sabeybaby says: Mar 29, 2011 10:30 AM

    Dez and the CowCraps. Perfect together.

  7. lunarpie says: Mar 29, 2011 10:32 AM

    Oh no, he won’t have any trouble in the NFL…

    Get real!

  8. voiceofreason85 says: Mar 29, 2011 10:33 AM

    Hey Dez, you should get a Pandora bracelet with little Cowboy helments as the charm! That would be cute and way less expensive.

  9. ezmoover says: Mar 29, 2011 10:36 AM

    @Fantasy Football says:
    Mar 29, 2011 10:22 AM
    Wow, talk about an off-season meltdown. Where’s Deion? Help explain to this kid how credit cards work!

    ***************************************

    Better yet, explain to the kid how personal responsibility works.

    Oh… never mind.

  10. jc1958cool says: Mar 29, 2011 10:36 AM

    dez and jerry are both lying turds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. 3octaveFart says: Mar 29, 2011 10:39 AM

    melikefootball says: Mar 29, 2011 10:27 AM

    “And these guys want a bigger piece of the pie…they can’t handle the piece they have now.”

    Right. One player acts like an irresponsible buffoon, therefore all NFL players are irresponsible buffoons.
    Sound logic.

    And correction. The players do NOT want a bigger piece of the pie – the owners do.

  12. depack says: Mar 29, 2011 10:39 AM

    I’m sure Deion will just make him a victim. You know the whole “never had a father figure” montra. Of course, who knows why this guy has waited over 2 years to come after him.

  13. cypresshill says: Mar 29, 2011 10:41 AM

    How about not the sharpest knife in the draw?

  14. packerrube13 says: Mar 29, 2011 10:42 AM

    Come after me! I’m a man! I’m 21 and I have $300,000 worth of jewelry!

    I think Dez needs that Fidelity green path to lead him to better financial decisions.

  15. merbnz says: Mar 29, 2011 10:43 AM

    LOSER…

  16. jnbnet says: Mar 29, 2011 10:43 AM

    Maybe he could get T O and Chad 8 5 to act as his advisors.

  17. arzcardinals says: Mar 29, 2011 10:45 AM

    And the walls come tumbling down…

    The day D Sanders says your no good…that’s like Michael Irving saying you use too many drugs or
    OJ saying ‘He’s Dangerous’ or
    Jamarcus Russell saying, ‘He has no work ethic’
    or Farve saying ‘He sends too many dirty picts’

  18. melonnhead says: Mar 29, 2011 10:47 AM

    Wells said Bryant “needed the jewelry, tickets and loan money to show Bryant that he could perform as his agent and to keep him from listening to other agents’ offers.”

    ————————————————-

    Bryant needed the jewelry, tickets and loan money to show himself that Wells could perform as his agent? That doesn’t make sense.

  19. santolonius says: Mar 29, 2011 10:49 AM

    i bet the nflpa hates this like it was poison. this story does more than a dozen commentators to reinforce the narrative that nfl players are unappreciative knuckleheads who do not understand the value of money and do not deserve any more. bryant’s fellow players better get a hold of this guy before he single-handedly scuttles what little shread of high ground with the public that they may hold onto.

  20. johnnycash19 says: Mar 29, 2011 10:50 AM

    Wow, so, just a WILD thought now. Maybe Dez wasn’t suspended for lying to the NCAA bout Deion, but instead getting all this money from an agent? Wow crazy things happen when all the information is released.

    Put 2 and 2 together and maybe Deion was trying to help Bryant get out of this situation but Bryant kept getting the jewelry and such and that’s when Deion gave up in him?

  21. melonnhead says: Mar 29, 2011 10:53 AM

    Oh, after referencing the cited story I found the problem.

    Hunt said Wells told him, “He needed the jewelry, tickets and loan money to show Bryant that he could perform as his agent and to keep him from listening to other agents’ offers.”

    Seems to me it’s Wells’ debt.

  22. BC says: Mar 29, 2011 10:53 AM

    Good Lord! Most players wait until they’re retired to go bankrupt. I guess Dez is getting a head start.

  23. stonedwhitetrash says: Mar 29, 2011 10:58 AM

    Hey everyone!!! A rich dawg from the hood needs a bunch of blings. Give the dude a break he thought they were for free.

  24. kingdm8 says: Mar 29, 2011 10:58 AM

    We will see what kind of man Mike Gundy is now.

    ___________________________________

    He’s a grown man! He’s 45!

  25. grandpoopah says: Mar 29, 2011 11:04 AM

    He doesn’t “need” jewelry. He needs a brain.

  26. burntorangehorn says: Mar 29, 2011 11:06 AM

    Zsa Zsa, Eva, and Magda think that Dez has a flair for the extravagant.

  27. bradybunch12 says: Mar 29, 2011 11:11 AM

    So now the full story is unraveling, remember when everybody thought it was Deon’s fault, for Dez lying to the NCAA, turns out that this Wells guy is to blame for some horrible advise and Dez for not seeing that it was stupid to listen to Wells in the first place what kind of advisor is this David Wells clown anyway, I thought as an advisor you try to keep your client away from debt and not get them into it.

  28. savocabol1 says: Mar 29, 2011 11:20 AM

    Maybe I am just wrong, but wasn’t Dez suspended during the season when this occurred? If that is the case, how in any way could this affect OSU?

  29. ditkasmustache says: Mar 29, 2011 11:20 AM

    David Wells is looking more like the Dallas area version of the NBA’s World Wide Wes.

    Fixer, go between , procurer, shadow power player.

  30. huskersrock1 says: Mar 29, 2011 11:20 AM

    A fool and his money…..

  31. bradybunch12 says: Mar 29, 2011 11:21 AM

    johnnycash19 says:
    Mar 29, 2011 10:50 AM
    Wow, so, just a WILD thought now. Maybe Dez wasn’t suspended for lying to the NCAA bout Deion, but instead getting all this money from an agent? Wow crazy things happen when all the information is released.

    Put 2 and 2 together and maybe Deion was trying to help Bryant get out of this situation but Bryant kept getting the jewelry and such and that’s when Deion gave up in him?
    ————————————————–
    Bingo!!!

  32. borg30 says: Mar 29, 2011 11:23 AM

    The 2011 Cowboys Circus continues,

    PRICELESS!!!!!!!

  33. luckywi says: Mar 29, 2011 11:25 AM

    So… if I understand this right….An elite athelete in college, took gooods, on credit, that was illegal, by NCAA standards, then later, took more goods, on credit, and has not payed the bill? It’s shocking
    that a “student-athlete” has no oversight , on his finances. And he got hosed. Somehow.

  34. huskersrock1 says: Mar 29, 2011 11:32 AM

    I gotta a money mayday, that can’t wait til payday!

    Time for a paycheck advance loan!

    This guy is going to be crying to renegotiate his contract inside of a year.

    Seriously, 11 million over 5 years isn’t very much if you’re spending this kind of money on Jewelry. Once his signing bonus and roster bonus dry up this guy will be broke.

  35. dcninerfan says: Mar 29, 2011 11:33 AM

    You can take the kid out of the hood, but can’t take the hood out of the kid (not entirely true). Responsible parents would never have brought a child up this way. And yes, he very clearly is still a child. Someone needs to put him over their knee and spank his ass, old school style.

  36. karlpilkington says: Mar 29, 2011 11:38 AM

    This is exactly why they want more money. I mean seriously…. The economy is crap and this clown goes out and buys 300k worth of ice. What a turd.

  37. boysroll says: Mar 29, 2011 11:39 AM

    dez will get his business affairs in order and dominate the NFL this yr. I predict 17 TD’s and 1,500 Yds receiving as we ride this guy to the SB baby. He is a beast and pro bowl bound.

    Just win baby……HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!!!!

  38. xxwhodatxx says: Mar 29, 2011 11:49 AM

    Broke and out of the NFL in 4 years is my prediction

  39. Kave Krew says: Mar 29, 2011 11:53 AM

    Well, this is certainly shocking news………who’d a thunk it.

  40. MichaelEdits says: Mar 29, 2011 11:53 AM

    I’m pretty sure Deion paid for his bling. Learn from the man, Dez.

  41. scudbot says: Mar 29, 2011 12:02 PM

    The agent arranged a loan so Dez could buy bling and tix. Then Dez would look at his shiny wondrous objects and think of the agent. But then Dez wondered why he had to pay for gifts, so he didn’t. GM Jurrah Jones didn’t think it was worth a fuss because he’s in the same ethical ballpark.

  42. hobartbaker says: Mar 29, 2011 12:05 PM

    “Life Coach” Wells, “Attorney” West, and the rest of the turds in that cesspool need to be flushed from the system. They are up to their fat ugly heads in crime and hard drug dealing. All the bling, the mansions, and the expensive cars come from the blood of street junkies. Someone need to take a hard look at how they managed to institute themselves into the system.

  43. dexterismyhero says: Mar 29, 2011 12:05 PM

    @boysroll says:
    Mar 29, 2011 11:39 AM
    dez will get his business affairs in order and dominate the NFL this yr. I predict 17 TD’s and 1,500 Yds receiving as we ride this guy to the SB baby. He is a beast and pro bowl bound.

    Just win baby……HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!!!!
    ==================================

    Ha! I just laughed and spit out my coffee. Nice try though.

  44. Kaz says: Mar 29, 2011 12:27 PM

    This is kinda sad to think about. All fan jokes aside. What are these kids thinking?

    Real talk for one, why would you even go through all he went through for being thrown out of a mall. If you are a true celebrity and had any pride, you wouldn’t beg to go back, they would beg you to. Come on now. There is online shoping, other malls, and you are really risking your name and the public heat to “shop”. Negotiated a return to the mall. Really? They’d be begging me to come to their mall and spend my money on clothers and such.

    And this jewelry controversy is just sad on many levels. To think you do all this spending before you are even drafted (not on a house for you and/or your family, not for your kids but for jewelry) makes it no surprise that these athletes end up broke. It’s hard to feel sorry for them. But the big picture of where the priorities are of the youth today is telling.

  45. jdmcmill says: Mar 29, 2011 12:28 PM

    Maybe the owners can become Jewelers to make up the difference….this guy is reminding me of Andre Rison.

  46. 3octaveFart says: Mar 29, 2011 12:45 PM

    karlpilkington says: Mar 29, 2011 11:38 AM

    “This is exactly why they want more money.”

    The players don’t want more money.
    In fact, they already offered to take the smallest “cut” since 2002, effectively a rollback.

    It’s just astonishing how many people still don’t know this.

  47. arnoldziffel says: Mar 29, 2011 12:46 PM

    1. Dez likes shiny things …

    2. Twelve K for tickets? Where all the hell did he go?

    3. What kind of jeweler gives out 300K worth of trinkets to a college kid … on CREDIT???????

  48. steeelfann says: Mar 29, 2011 1:36 PM

    You really get a sense of a man’s values when they are willing to trade giant amounts of money for shiney stones, fancy cars, and expensive clothes. Do you ever wonder, if when guys like this get about 70, they look back and understand how stupid they were? That they chased something that is temporary and unfulfilling? Or do they “yea, nice moves by me”? I mean, when they are on death’s doorstep, do they understand how ignorant they are/were?

    Amazing. Shut off all the electric, bet they would forget all about that stuff.

  49. shaggytoodle says: Mar 29, 2011 1:37 PM

    It hasn’t been two weeks into the lockout and this guy starts making himself look foolish, just about every other day on average.

    Atleast he hasn’t compared it to slavery yet.

  50. Slackmo says: Mar 29, 2011 1:49 PM

    Nobody ever sheds a tear for the poor agent victims who keep getting scammed by rookie players. These predatory college kids lure these starry-eyed agents, hit them up for loaned goods and cash to try to buy their favor, then stiff them when Drew Rosenhaus calls on the other line.

    There ought to be a charity fund to insure agents against loss of property when they don’t get the contract and they’re out $200K. Think of the agents’ children.

  51. maddog111 says: Mar 29, 2011 2:31 PM

    When the lockout ends, Dez is going to be carrying Roy Williams’, and anyone else’s pads he can after practice. For tip money.

  52. scudbot says: Mar 29, 2011 2:32 PM

    3octaveFart says:
    Mar 29, 2011 12:45 PM
    karlpilkington says: Mar 29, 2011 11:38 AM

    The players don’t want more money.
    In fact, they already offered to take the smallest “cut” since 2002, effectively a rollback.

    It’s just astonishing how many people still don’t know this.

    Uh huh. And that’s why Brady et al went to court asking for an antitrust injunction. Get real. Not only do they want to keep the 2006 deal because they’ve gotten lots mo’ money every year, they want the right to go out and get even mo’.

  53. trollaikman8 says: Mar 29, 2011 3:13 PM

    “Yeah we make a lot, but we also spend a lot”

    -P.Ewing

  54. trajanthe1st says: Mar 29, 2011 4:01 PM

    This kid is a bad risk , not just because of this crap. He already sprained and broke the same ankle this year. Not good for a wide receiver to have injured the same ankle twice and not complete his first season.

    The kid is ghetto. He is wired wrong. His daddy was a pimp and his mommy worked for his daddy. Remember the fit this punk threw when the Dolphins GM asked his if his mother was a prostitute?Its a fair question to ask, if the organization is considering writing a huge check to this kid. The Dolphins were right to pass on this punk.
    $855, 000 in jewelry that he can;t even pay for until he gets a signing bonus? What a ghetto moron!

  55. savocabol1 says: Mar 29, 2011 4:06 PM

    Slackmo says:
    Mar 29, 2011 1:49 PM
    Nobody ever sheds a tear for the poor agent victims who keep getting scammed by rookie players. These predatory college kids lure these starry-eyed agents, hit them up for loaned goods and cash to try to buy their favor, then stiff them when Drew Rosenhaus calls on the other line.

    There ought to be a charity fund to insure agents against loss of property when they don’t get the contract and they’re out $200K. Think of the agents’ children.

    __________________________________

    Dude, I reeeeeallllllly hope you are kidding.

  56. thefiesty1 says: Mar 29, 2011 4:30 PM

    More bling? That amount of $$ sounds like felony chafes are more appropriate.

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