With a certain case drawing attention to the background checks the NFL puts players through before hiring them, some don’t want their backgrounds discussed.
For Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, the topic is apparently out of bounds.
Bryant was put under the microscope by former NFL scout Bryan Broaddus, who now writes for the Cowboys’ official website. During a radio interview with 105.3 FM, Broaddus called Bryant’s background “the worst I had ever seen.”
Word apparently got back to Bryant, who posted on his Twitter account: “I just wanted to know why is my background relevant right now? I promise there is more s— to talk about in this world than my background.”
And while making an appearance at an indoor football game in New Mexico last night, Bryant insisted he wasn’t going to talk about it.
“No questions about the past, none,” Bryant said, via Mark Smith of the Albuquerque Journal.
Asked if he’d expound on his Twitter reaction to Broaddus’ remarks, Bryant apparently made a motion like a ref signaling an incomplete pass.
While Bryant’s had his share of troubles, many self-inflicted, all recent indications are that he’s trying to make things right. Comparing him to Aaron Hernandez seems a stretch, particularly when the comparison is made by a co-worker.