Dez Bryant Intent on Keeping It Real: The Latest Installment(s) in a Continuing Series

Dez Bryant's customized pendant, part of the stuff he allegedly hasn't paid for
Dez Bryant's customized pendant, part of the stuff he allegedly hasn't paid for

Lying to the NCAA while at Oklahoma State.

Bucking NFL tradition and not carrying Roy Williams' shoulder pads.

Blaming the media.

Cutting in line at The Apple Store.

Being, according to Dallas police, involved in a "major disturbance" at P.F. Chang's.

Not knowing the Dallas Cowboys' playbook.

Getting ticketed for parking in a fire lane.

Cursing an off-duty police officer working security.

Tweeting things like, on March 12, "Fuck!!!!" for no apparent reason and then, on March 15, "Have anyone seen Due Date?"


Bracing for the impending NFL lockout by spending $267,000 on custom jewelry. Oh wait, there's more news today, allegedly spending another $293,000 in jewelry and $12,350 worth of tickets to sporting events.

And now -- in case you haven't yet detected a pattern of behavior that vacillates in the danger zone between immaturity, ignorance and arrogance -- Dez Bryant is so keeping it real that he's been accused of simply not paying for products he agreed to buy.

In most cultures, that would be called stealing. Right?

He's being sued for his actions. Twice.

I'm trying to remember how I behaved at 23 and wonder how those immature actions would've surely escalated with millions of dollars in my pocket and almost endless free time on my hands. But, no matter your background, future, social status, profession or income level, agreeing to buy shit and then not paying for it just ain't right. Simple. No excuses.

At this point Bryant's advisor David Wells and attorney Royce West have gone silent. Not good.

On March 25th Bryant Tweeted "To all my fans I apologize for what's been going on...the situation is behind me..moving forward to this upcoming year..."

I'm thinking that won't be his last apology.

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