Dez Bryant gives up his pet monkey

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant was criticized by animal rights groups as “completely irresponsible” for buying a pet capuchin monkey. Now Bryant has given that monkey away.

Bryant told KTCK-AM 1310 The Ticket that he gave his monkey, which he named Dallas Bryant, to a friend in the country.

“But I get to see him,” Bryant said, via the Dallas Morning News. “He was one of us, the monkey was one of us. He got pure-A1 treatment.”

Although capuchins can be wonderful helpers for people with disabilities, getting a monkey for a pet is not a good idea. Bryant was wise to give up his monkey. We hope his unnamed friend in the country is able to give Dallas Bryant the kind of home he deserves.

Photo via Dez Bryant on Instagram.