Let’s not lose sight of the fact that we’re not talking a high school player, or even a college player. We’re addressing a grown man who plays professional football for a living. Dez Bryant’s off-the-field prowess has gotten so out of hand, in his short time in the league, that his employer has given him a curfew, among other things.
One thing is for certain: there isn’t a chance that Dez will adhere to all of these consistently, even though he agreed to them. He is what he is. I don’t expect him to be on the Cowboys next year.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has agreed to strict guidelines from team officials regarding his conduct away from the field.
The guidelines Bryant agreed to took effect Aug. 23 when the team returned to Dallas after three weeks of training camp in California, according to sources.
Sources say some of the rules Bryant must abide are as follows:
• A midnight curfew. If he’s going to miss curfew, team officials must know in advance;
• No drinking alcohol.
• He can’t attend any strip clubs and can only attend nightclubs if they are approved by the team and he has a security team with him.
• He must attend counseling sessions twice a week.
• A rotating three-man security team will leave one man with Bryant at all times.
• Members of the security team will drive Bryant to practices, games and team functions.
Bryant’s adviser, David Wells, will hire the security team for the wide receiver.
“Oh yeah, very much willing to do anything he can to help himself and help the team,” Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said of Bryant. “He’s very open-minded and cooperative. He’s doing the right things by his teammates and everybody is counting on him.”
The rules stem from a July 14 incident where Bryant was charged with allegedly assaulting his mother, Angela Bryant. Bryant was charged with a Class A misdemeanor by the DeSoto Police Department.