Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant was arrested early this morning in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
The Miami-Dade Corrections website says Bryant was arrested early this morning for criminal mischief. No further information about what led to the arrest has been provided, and a call from PFT to the Miami-Dade Corrections department was not answered.
A rumor, apparently starting with Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel on Twitter, began circulating this morning about Dez Bryant of the Cowboys having been arrested, but that is not the case. Dallas’s Dez Bryant simply got mixed up with another NFL player who has a similar name. Dez Bryant took to Twitter and noted the “false rumors,” adding that he had been working out in Dallas this morning, not getting arrested in Miami.
Desmond Bryant has played for the Raiders for four years since signing with them as an undrafted free agent out of Harvard in 2009. He played in all 16 games and started eight last season, and he is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 12.