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Dez Bryant once did 180 mph in a Bentley, a long time ago

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Maybe it’s a sign that Dez Bryant has matured that behavior like he admitted to Wednesday is a thing of the past.

But it’s still frightening to think about, whenever it happened.

During a visit to Cowboys practice by Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato, the topic turned to speed. And when Bryant was asked the fastest he’s ever driven in a car, he paused, then admitted some reckless behavior.

“I’m gonna do it. I’m gonna do it. I’m gonna say it. You know, I just – I don’t do it anymore,” Bryant said with a grin, according to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “When I first got my license, I got it suspended for a year because I was going a little bit too fast, if you know. The fastest I have been, I have gone probably about 180.”

Bryant was in a Bentley, and was eventually stopped by police. Eventually.

“When I got pulled over it was pretty cool,” Bryant said. “The cop said ‘I couldn’t catch you. I had to turn my lights off to get up with you.’ He didn’t give me a ticket. He thought it was pretty cool, too. It was good. He was a good sport.”

If the cop thought it was “cool,” he probably shouldn’t be a cop anymore, as he was apparently as starstruck as the goofball who let former Cowboys running back Christine Michael out of a ticket and taking a picture while in a Village People pose. (At least Bryant’s good at football.)

If there’s good news in this, it’s that such behavior seems to a relic of a previous era for the 28-year-old Bryant, who had to be managed carefully by the team in his younger years.

“I think that is just things that naturally happen over time,” Bryant said. “You just start putting things in perspective. All I want to do is be better. You have to go until you can’t go anymore.”

Or until the cops eventually catch up with you, at which point they probably ask for an autograph.

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18 Responses to “Dez Bryant once did 180 mph in a Bentley, a long time ago”
  1. Mudcat Williams says: Jun 1, 2017 6:23 AM

    Dez is cool

  2. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Jun 1, 2017 7:08 AM

    Ya, Bryant is real mature now. so much so that he needs a babysitter.

  3. ratraget says: Jun 1, 2017 7:10 AM

    cool story bro

  4. cma1973 says: Jun 1, 2017 7:21 AM

    He should have approached the door with gun drawn and should have dragged this idiot to jail.

  5. donterrelli says: Jun 1, 2017 7:34 AM

    Wow, when I first got my license I got a Ford Tempo that was 11 years old and running on 3 cylinders. It couldn’t go 65.

  6. specialteamsposter says: Jun 1, 2017 7:45 AM

    Long Time Lions Fan,

    I was given a ticket for going 46 in a 35 last week on a street with little traffic in broad daylight. I was driving a tiny Chevy Spark with kids stickers on the back. Apparently the cop didn’t think I was cool enough.

  7. learysdisciples says: Jun 1, 2017 7:58 AM

    We are all impressed. Really.

  8. elyasm says: Jun 1, 2017 8:01 AM

    It all depends on where he did it and what the conditions were. A Bentley is absolutely designed to be safe and stable at those speeds and there are plenty of flat, straight stretches of roads in Texas where you won’t see anyone for miles and miles. So, it may not have been the brightest idea, but it’s better than the idiots in Ford Mustangs that try to do burnouts as they leave a Cars & Coffee event and wind up sideswiping into a crowd of onlookers (all while remaining safely below the speed limit).

  9. stucats says: Jun 1, 2017 8:12 AM

    Dez has come along way as far as maturity, I was very worried his first few years that he would either be released or in jail by now.

  10. nhpats says: Jun 1, 2017 8:30 AM

    I call BS Dez

  11. mauijim805 says: Jun 1, 2017 8:33 AM

    Sports Rule!,I’ve gotten out of three tickets by just having a Bromcos hat on!…

  12. steelersarebeliebers says: Jun 1, 2017 8:48 AM

    you guys should include the author next to the articles title so I can stop clicking on Darin’s articles. i’d stop coming to the website but I like football

  13. waynefontesismyfather says: Jun 1, 2017 8:52 AM

    If only he could have hit a tree at that speed…

  14. eaglesw00t says: Jun 1, 2017 9:03 AM

    I call bologna.

    Top speed on his is 171. And that’s what the manufacturer lists. Typically, that’s on a dyno, with no air resistance.

  15. carl lafong says: Jun 1, 2017 9:08 AM

    I believe him!

  16. pastabelly says: Jun 1, 2017 9:14 AM

    Quite possibly, he is the most overrated player in the NFL.

  17. firecracker87 says: Jun 1, 2017 10:07 AM

    And somewhere in the distance we hear Sammy Hagar “I can’t drive 55!”

  18. stucats says: Jun 2, 2017 8:00 PM

    YOU KEEP EATING THAT PASTABELLY!

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