As we posted a few days ago, the Dallas Cowboys have levied some strict rules for Dez Bryant to adbide by; including a curfew, and a ban on alcohol consumption and attending strip clubs.
But according to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, they aren’t rules, and not to the specificity that has been reported.
That is hilarious because how could something like that appear out of thin air? It had to come from somewhere. The way we see it is that Jones set the rules, but found out that they could be in violation of the collective bargaining agreement, so he’s backpedaling now.
So does that mean it’s still OK for Dez to get drunk at a strip club and come home whenever he wants?
In the quote below, Jerry is pretty much saying they are suggestions as opposed to rules. Semantics?
We’ve noted that the reports that the Cowboys have created a special list of off-field rules for receiver Dez Bryant could constitute a violation of the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement with the players. So it’s not surprising that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is saying that his team hasn’t actually created special rules for Bryant at all.
Asked in a radio interview today if the team had created special rules for Bryant, Jones answered, “no.”
“I’m not so sure where the media has come up with detail of this nature,” Jones said on KRLD-FM via the Star-Telegram.
So where did the story come from that Bryant has been told to avoid strip clubs and alcohol, get home by midnight and seek counseling? Jones says it’s just that the Cowboys have urged Bryant to “conform to good behavior, the kind of behavior that the commissioner expects, that society expects and that anybody expects if you’re going to get the opportunities you are.”