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.