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Not only was Dez Bryant not arrested, he’s working hard

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Not only was Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant not arrested last night, he’s apparently impressing his bosses with his work ethic.

While Bryant’s had his share of troubles, he wasn’t locked up last night, as tweeted by Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel (who has subsequently apologized and deleted his initial tweet, which cited his sources).

Bryant tweeted about the “false rumors about jail,” saying he was working out at 2 a.m. in Dallas.

And this came hours after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had praised Bryant’s maturity.

Dez is in a better place relative to anything that the Cowboys are interested in, which is most everything about him,” Jones said, via ESPNDallas.com. “He’s in a better place and that’s a positive. . . . He’s not around the kind of atmosphere or doesn’t have the kind of risks that are involved in his life on or off the field that he had seven, eight months ago.”

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett had also praised Bryant this week, saying his increased production this year was a direct benefit of his more mature approach.

“There’s a correlation in the growth and development as a person and the growth and development of the player,” Garrett said. “I think what he’s done more than anything else is just simply mature and it has a lot to do with the approach that he’s taken. I think the first couple of years in the league, he was a very productive player for a rookie receiver and a second-year receiver, he made big impacts on games, but he wasn’t as consistent as he needed to be.

“I think his practice habits, his commitment to getting better on the details of the game just continued to improve. I think he saw the results on how that led to him having success on Sunday afternoons.”

And that includes staying out of trouble, contrary to what you might have heard.

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9 Responses to “Not only was Dez Bryant not arrested, he’s working hard”
  1. tommyribs says: Feb 24, 2013 11:32 AM

    Bryant looks like he has had the light turn on, and he is in a position to become one of the Elite WRs in Football.

    We have to face him twice per year, and that looks like it is going to be a nightmare.

  2. onbucky96 says: Feb 24, 2013 2:19 PM

    Um, oops. But as a sports journalist bet he gets a pass.

  3. SilentMajority says: Feb 24, 2013 3:33 PM

    Unfortunately this is the state of journalism straight across the board. Had this been Peyton Manning or Tom Brady the journalist would have checked and rechecked; however, since it was someone such as, Dez Bryant, they only felt obligated to check until they felt the “proof” was close enough. This is another reason why people need to reserve judgement when breaking news breaks…

  4. turtlehut says: Feb 24, 2013 4:31 PM

    And last night he did not assault his mother, make it rain at his favorite strip club, shoot someone, get caught using illegal drugs, get caught DUI, etc.

  5. fckdaigglez says: Feb 24, 2013 4:53 PM

    No denying he is one of the best in the league today and if continues to get his act together, he has the potential to be the very best very soon!

  6. mrcogburn says: Feb 24, 2013 8:26 PM

    When you read “Omar Kelley,” you should always have your grain of salt handy.

  7. raiderapologist says: Feb 24, 2013 8:48 PM

    Working out at 2 a.m.? It’s good to see an athlete that knows what to say on twitter.

  8. natnic75 says: Feb 24, 2013 9:32 PM

    raiderapologist says:Feb 24, 2013 8:48 PM

    Working out at 2 a.m.? It’s good to see an athlete that knows what to say on twitter.

    ———————————————————-
    With your name why are you on a Cowboys post? Second wasn’t someone on your team that got arrested. Worry about your own team. Jealousy at its finest. Go ahead and switch the black to blue since you love it so much.

  9. raiderapologist says: Feb 25, 2013 9:18 AM

    natnic75 says: Feb 24, 2013 9:32 PM

    raiderapologist says:Feb 24, 2013 8:48 PM

    Working out at 2 a.m.? It’s good to see an athlete that knows what to say on twitter.
    ———————————————————-
    With your name why are you on a Cowboys post? Second wasn’t someone on your team that got arrested. Worry about your own team. Jealousy at its finest. Go ahead and switch the black to blue since you love it so much.
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    It was a compliment of sorts. It’s possible he was working out at 2 a.m., but not likely unless he keeps an unusual schedule. I’m not worried and not jealous. I can post what I want where I want, and you can’t stop me, you insecure little twit.

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