Dez Bryant: I have no interest in playing football right now

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Free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant expects to stay a free agent for a while.

Bryant, who hasn’t played in an NFL game since the end of the 2017 season, said in response to the story of an alleged coverup of a car accident involving Ezekiel Elliott that stories like that make him not want to play in the NFL.

“This exactly why I don’t have no interest in playing football right now,” Bryant wrote on Twitter. “I have not reached out to no organization trying to play. People forget real quick we are still human. My anxiety and depression came from this type of stuff. What I realized nobody care but me.”

In a later tweet, however, Bryant said he’s “not retiring” and “in good spirits with the project that I’m working on for all athletes and influencers.”

Whether Bryant views himself as retired or not, he may not have a choice in the matter. He hasn’t played in a year and a half, he suffered a serious injury in his first practice when he tried to play last year, and he was already looking like he’d lost a step when he played in 2017. NFL teams may have decided Bryant is done, whether he thinks he is or not.

70 responses to “Dez Bryant: I have no interest in playing football right now

  1. More to life than football Dez ,the NFL is jut a reality show with a ball now much more fulfilling things are out there !

  2. I tried the “I don’t have no interest in you” with my ex-girlfriend, too … It didn’t work, Dez. She really didn’t want me, after all. It hurts, I feel your pain, man.

  3. Dez loves him some double negatives. It’s not at all symbolic of someone whose gotten a pass through his entire education due to physical talents.

  4. BILLY PENN IS A GIANTS FAN says:
    More to life than football Dez ,the NFL is jut a reality show with a ball now much more fulfilling things are out there !
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    Unless he wants to get paid.

  5. “This exactly why I DON’T have NO interest in playing football right now,”
    “I have NOT reached out to NO organization trying to play.”

    So twice he just stated he actually does want to play, and he has in fact reached out to an organization to play… why were there no follow up questions about what team he reached out to.

  6. Avenging Cowboy says:
    July 30, 2019 at 7:24 pm
    And the NFL has no interest in you.

    56 40 Rate This


    How much interest does the NFL have in you or has ever had?

  7. Sorry Dez, not even the Redskins want you and they need all the help they can get this season.
    The fact is that other than a bunch of NFL geeks, if you said Dez Bryant in a conversation most people would say “who?”
    Wrap it up, I hope he saved some money to live on.

  8. The Dez hate astounds me! I’m a Redskins fan and hate all things Cowboys; but I can’t understand why there is so much vitriol towards him!

    How many women has he beaten up? How many drug suspensions? How many brawls has he instigated?

    His public acts have been giving out gifts to strangers in shopping malls! Giving copious tips to servers, valets, etc.

    He’s vociferous and passionate; but there is zero to point to him being a bad player outside of the media declaring it (with virtually no evidence!)

    At the end of the day; you have to be fair. There is no reason for the hate. None!

  9. He’s done! I think he would be a colour commentator! Someone like ESPN or fox will go after him!

  10. Most guys don’t retire from the NFL. The phone just doesn’t ring one year and that’s it. I haven’t seen anything about a team working Dez out so maybe that time has come.

  11. vikings28 says:
    July 30, 2019 at 8:54 pm
    He’s done. He did make that catch in that playoff game against GB. I don’t care what anyone says!
    Zzzzzzzzzzzz

    Call me shocked.

  12. __________________________
    vikings28 says:
    July 30, 2019 at 8:54 pm
    He’s done. He did make that catch in that playoff game against GB. I don’t care what anyone says!!
    __________________________

    Agreed. That was a catch. And I’m definitely *not* a Cowboys fan.
    #GoHawks

  13. his 40 time
    his ability to drop balls.
    his ability to be injured often
    and his attitude are what is determining that his career is over
    not
    his wishes

  14. Dear Dez. I have zero interest in seeing you play. So stay “retired” (even though you didn’t retire, you were cut).

  15. What Dez really means is he is not retiring the league would jump at a phone call from any GM/Team that would call him. Of course w 0 options on the table he is retirees/unemployed not by choose. But again if any phone rang he would becomes unretired real quick. Lol.

  16. What Dez really means is he is not retiring the league would jump at a phone call from any GM/Team that would call him. Of course w 0 options on the table he is retirees/unemployed not by choose. But again if any phone rang he would becomes unreturned real quick. Lol.

  17. “This exactly why I don’t have no interest in playing football right now,” Don’t have NO. Wait so you do, but Don’t have NO one interested. OK I see that.

  18. Plenty of people cared about you DEZ!! The one’s that had you on their Fantasy team and need 80 & a touch to win the week…. Just sayin.

    But seriously, hang in there bud. Enjoy life and spend your money wisely. I mean it, wisely! Hire a large bank firm to manage it and not some homeboy from the day. The large bank firm will have a lot to lose if they don’t treat you right. Ol’ homeboy or family member does not.

  19. sbc2556 says:
    July 30, 2019 at 8:53 pm
    The Dez hate astounds me! I’m a Redskins fan and hate all things Cowboys; but I can’t understand why there is so much vitriol towards him!

    How many women has he beaten up? How many drug suspensions? How many brawls has he instigated?

    His public acts have been giving out gifts to strangers in shopping malls! Giving copious tips to servers, valets, etc.

    He’s vociferous and passionate; but there is zero to point to him being a bad player outside of the media declaring it (with virtually no evidence!)

    At the end of the day; you have to be fair. There is no reason for the hate. None!

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    Whoa…. take a breath and relax. What you’re forgetting is that many NFL fans dislike the Cowboys and their owner Jerry Jones. So anything Cowboys-related brings out the comments from them. It doesn’t mean they hate Dez personally (I don’t hate him at all and agree with what you said about him), but because he’s a former Cowboys player he is a target.
    Trust me, I know. I am a Packers fan and the haters bust on Aaron Rodgers and everything about the Packers, too. I just chalk it up to jealousy because the Packers are the #1 team in NFL history with more championships than anyone, and when the haters write something ridiculous, I simply remind them of that fact and it makes their blood boil. So I win.
    I even defended Dez and the Cowboys on the infamous catch against the Packers that was ruled a no-catch because of the stupid rule at the time. That was a catch and it still is a catch all these years later. I don’t give a damn what the rule was. The Cowboys got hosed on that particular play and even though I was happy the Packers benefited from it, I completely agreed with Cowboys fans that it was ridiculous. It should have been a catch and the Packers should have had to take the ball and go down the field to re-gain the lead to win the game.

  20. I said when he got released that I didn’t think there would be a real market for him given his personality and decline in his ability to separate from DB’s.

    I got laughed on the site.

    Turns out I was absolutely correct.

  21. How can so many of you take shots at him but couldn’t do what he’s done? I’ll never understand that mentality. You can disagree with some of the situations he may have mismanaged. He said he’s done for now. I’m happy for him. Too many of you are bitter. Maybe you didn’t make your varsity team or were too small to play D1 or D2 ball, but you shouldn’t still hold a grudge against those that could and did.

  22. I agree to an extent but don’t feel sorry for athletes when they have to be accountable. The reason the Zeke accident is coming back is because I bet he was drunk! Or something else that the other party knows and has proof of. Otherwise why would a simple property damage only accident be an issue? And a $20 million dollar lawsuit? Now Zeke is holding out? Fishy, very fishy is all I say!

  23. “How many women has he beaten up? How many drug suspensions? How many brawls has he instigated? ”
    =============================

    You don’t know about his transgressions because the Cowboys had fixers and bodyguards to take of the pesky little crimes so as long he was catching balls and scoring TDs.

  24. “Dez Bryant: I have no interest in playing football right now”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    And with that unnecessary statement you just sealed your retirement because no team will even consider you anymore. Hope you were ready for retirement Dez….because you just sealed your fate. Knucklehead.

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