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Dez Bryant to take anger management counseling

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has agreed to a year of anger management counseling as part of a resolution to the misdemeanor charge against him stemming from an incident with his mother, Angela Bryant, back in July.

According to Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Bryant agreed to the counseling and must stay out of trouble for a year as part of a conditional dismissal of the case.

“It did not require a plea to be entered, and we still say he is innocent of any charges,” Bryant’s agent Royce West said via Hill. “But to get the issue behind him, we entered into this agreement with the district attorney. The bottom line is if Dez keeps his nose clean, and he has never been in trouble before, and if does counseling that he has already started, it will be dismissed in a year.”

Bryant had already began attending anger management classes on the advice of West, his agent Eugene Parker and advisor David Wells.

As Hill points out, any discipline from the league would seem unlikely as Bryant did not plead guilty to any charges and has not been in trouble with the league up until this point.

Bryant has played in all nine games for the Cowboys this season and amassed 45 catches for 590 yards and three touchdowns.

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16 Responses to “Dez Bryant to take anger management counseling”
  1. snap0179 says: Nov 14, 2012 11:14 PM

    That is unless he drops it

  2. husky2score says: Nov 14, 2012 11:14 PM

    One year with no po po’s??!!! Oof think that is a tad too much for Dez.

  3. dawgpound3 says: Nov 14, 2012 11:15 PM

    I assume Buddy Rydell is his counselor?

  4. pooflingingmonkey says: Nov 14, 2012 11:17 PM

    I’ve known a few people who took anger management classes.

    It never worked.

  5. holahey123 says: Nov 14, 2012 11:18 PM

    I still don’t understand why the Cowboys picked this guy. Bryant had red flags with him since college yet Jerry Jones select him in the 1st round. SMH.

  6. 2ndaryinsanity says: Nov 14, 2012 11:26 PM

    If Dez’s behavior during the most recent game vs the Giants is any indication, he should ask for a refund and find a new councelor! He pitched several hissy fits as the Cowboys self-destructed in the first half. I realize Bryant had a rough childhood, but at some point he has to move past it. I don’t think anyone questions his physical abilities, but it’s what’s going on between his ears that seems to be the problem.

  7. huskersrock1 says: Nov 15, 2012 12:45 AM

    At least he is trying to help himself, albeit, with a legal gun to his head. I wish him luck anyway.

  8. granadafan says: Nov 15, 2012 1:05 AM

    I hope for his and society’s sake that he matures and gets it together. I don’t want to watch a future ESPN show about him being broke and/or in prison.

  9. fdugrad says: Nov 15, 2012 1:05 AM

    Are there counseling programs for stupidity and indolence?

  10. nyctexan says: Nov 15, 2012 1:34 AM

    Believe it or not I believe Dez is on a path to become a better person and football player.

  11. panamon says: Nov 15, 2012 3:39 AM

    Time for PFT commentors to both criticize him and him getting help right? He seemingly can’t win here, despite the fact he’s actually quite willing to help himself.

  12. nokoolaidcowboy says: Nov 15, 2012 5:29 AM

    I’ll reserve judgment as to whether this will work after the Bryant Thanksgiving Dinner.

  13. deltszp says: Nov 15, 2012 6:05 AM

    Wife beater, mother beater- they are all the same, its the NFL!

  14. johnnyjagfan says: Nov 15, 2012 7:09 AM

    They should make his mom take the class, too.

  15. highonluck says: Nov 15, 2012 8:14 AM

    Dez is finally going to a class. It is obvious he skipped a lot in High School and College. The boy is dumb.

  16. psousa1 says: Nov 15, 2012 10:10 AM

    I assume Buddy Rydell is his counselor?

    Dawgpound – great reference!

    Anyway – I imagine Mike Tannenbaum of the Jets is trying to figure out a trade for him.

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