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Dez Bryant settles one of his jewelry lawsuits

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The best evidence that a guy has a problem with jewelry lawsuits?  When he is defending himself against at least two of them.

Fortunately, Cowboys receiver Dez Byrant is no longer defending himself against two jewelry lawsuits.  According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, Bryant has settled the claim filed last month based on allegations that Bryant failed to pay a pending bill of $246,000 for $267,000 in jewelry purchased from January through May 2010.

The amount to be paid isn’t known.  If the charges were legitimate, we can’t imagine the plaintiff accepting a penny less than $246,000.

Bryant also is dealing with a lawsuit based on jewelry and tickets to sporting events allegedly purchased while he was still attending Oklahoma State.

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24 Responses to “Dez Bryant settles one of his jewelry lawsuits”
  1. commandercornpone says: Apr 15, 2011 4:26 PM

    impending lack of money makes even a stupid man settle his debts.

  2. txchief says: Apr 15, 2011 4:26 PM

    Hopefully it was for the $246K, penalty interest and legal fees. Bring on the NCAA investgation at Oklahoma State! All of that T. Boone Pickens money has corrupted a once proudly impotent athletic program.

  3. stonedwhitetrash says: Apr 15, 2011 4:29 PM

    There’s no way the dawgs down in the hood will know that you are rich without many shiny blings. That’s the best way to attract an entourage

  4. txchief says: Apr 15, 2011 4:29 PM

    Did Dez take out one of those 22% “lockout loans” to pay the judgement?

  5. italyprodigy says: Apr 15, 2011 4:33 PM

    Anyone else realize this was posted on 4:20? How ironic.

  6. EJ says: Apr 15, 2011 4:36 PM

    This kid is the one who needs a life coach!!

  7. 11inthebox says: Apr 15, 2011 4:42 PM

    Dez Bryant spending his money on jewelry doesn’t affect my life. So I have no reason to hate him.

    Okay, let’s see if this gets posted…

  8. duanethomas says: Apr 15, 2011 4:46 PM

    Dez probably got one of those high interest loan. His adviser David Wells brokered the whole deal and made a 10% over ride.

  9. johnnyb216 says: Apr 15, 2011 4:51 PM

    This guy is an idiot.

  10. philgrek says: Apr 15, 2011 5:05 PM

    #1 @italyprodigy that is in no way ironic. please learn the definition of irony

    #2 All these reports on the personal lives of players is really killing sports (for me at least). Now its not enough to be a terrific player, but every private decision or mistake you make is scrutinized by millions of people who can’t stop making their own mistakes. I don’t want to hear about ANY players financial problems because they have no bearing on the game. It seems like 50% of all sports articles now are covering a player law suit or run-in with the law.

  11. northeastern31 says: Apr 15, 2011 5:20 PM

    @stonedwhitetrash

    You are on a very fine line between racist and right / funny and right. Though most of what you said was true I thought it was a little bit over board.

    Thumbs up if you agree
    Thumbs down if you dont

  12. thefiesty1 says: Apr 15, 2011 5:31 PM

    Serves him right. Stupid BLING! Should also serve time for being an idiot.

  13. jakek2 says: Apr 15, 2011 5:35 PM

    I think its a wise investment for players to buy bling (as long as they pay for it)

    Perception is more important than reality. The “show me”, “diva-type” players that make the biggest waves usually end up getting paid more than their silent and better counterparts.

    Perfect examples are Steve Smith (Giants), Greg Jennings and Calvin Johnson. Each of these guys are far more productive and far less flamboyant than players like Ocho Cinco, Brandon Marshall and Braylon Edwards but are less recognized and less marketed because their not on ESPN as much.

  14. pluto62 says: Apr 15, 2011 5:42 PM

    how is it a “settlement” if he pays his bill ? isn’t that what you should do? hopefully he tagged with interest and penalties and legal fees.

  15. woodsidegil says: Apr 15, 2011 5:46 PM

    Memo to philgrek re @italyprodigy comment:

    Please learn to capitalize the first word of a new sentance and the ending with a period.

    There’s your punctuation lesson for the day.

  16. peanutbutter&jelly says: Apr 15, 2011 5:55 PM

    @philgrek-in a way i agree with you about players money problems & other off the field issues but the sad truth is that to many-way to many players are getting into to much crap and those are the stories we keep hearing about and we probly wont hear many good stories untill these trouble makers understand that they cant just do whatever they want and expect to get away with it

  17. weswelkerspornstash says: Apr 15, 2011 6:05 PM

    What’s up with all these dudes wearing jewelry? Earings, necklaces and rings are for women….

  18. ep916 says: Apr 15, 2011 7:49 PM

    @txcheif lol

  19. crazyrayisdead says: Apr 15, 2011 8:09 PM

    The timing of this settlement would seem to indicate that DEZ received his TAX refund in the mail this week and decided not to buy more BLING with all of it.

  20. doowix says: Apr 15, 2011 8:23 PM

    Memo to woodsidegil:

    Please learn to spell “sentence” properly. Also, that sentence you wrote is terrible.

    There’s your grammar lesson for the day.

  21. backindasaddle says: Apr 15, 2011 9:35 PM

    Wouldn’t it just be so right to retrofit the brain of a young, earnest, intelligent kid with a sense of humility, personal integrity and grounded values into the body of Dez Bryant? Why is it that we always seem to get the awesome physical mated with the infantile, despicable and deplorable mental? Just imagine what you could do if you retrofit Wes Welkers brain, work habits, intelligence, values, humility, earnestness and determination into Dez Bryants body.

    Dez Bryant has the athletic ability and natural talent to absolutely incredible. But he has the brain and values of pea.

    If only.

  22. melonnhead says: Apr 15, 2011 9:47 PM

    Perception is more important than reality.

    ————————————————–

    Dumbest statement ever. Perception can be a PR problem, at worst. Reality can be anything up to and including a death problem.

  23. melonnhead says: Apr 15, 2011 9:49 PM

    The timing of this settlement would seem to indicate that DEZ received his TAX refund in the mail this week and decided not to buy more BLING with all of it.

    ———————————————

    Kinda doubt he gets a tax refund.

  24. 1bigtex says: Apr 17, 2011 5:57 PM

    @melonhead

    When it comes to getting elected, perception is a great deal more important than reality.

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