Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant was arrested on Monday in the Dallas suburb of DeSoto, Texas.
Fox 4 in Dallas reports that Bryant faces a Class A family violence charge and has already bonded out of jail. No further information is available about what transpired leading to Bryant’s arrest.
Bryant confirmed to WFAA in Dallas that there had been an incident, but he would not go into any details about what the incident was.
“I’m good, I’m good,” Bryant told the TV station.
Bryant is a very talented young receiver who has had some off-field red flags in the past, but none of those past red flags — ranging from NCAA eligibility issues to financial problems — had included an arrest. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who has been one of Bryant’s strongest supporters, will surely be extremely disappointed by this development.
Bryant boasted recently that he’s in phenomenal shape and quicker, stronger and faster than last year. But this is just the latest incident to raise questions about whether a failure to keep his head on straight off the field will prevent him from realizing his potential on the field.