Dez Bryant Gave an Awkward News Conference After His Domestic Violence Charges Got Dropped
Remember those allegations that Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant beat the shit out of his mom in June? That now officially never happened. The DA's office, after going to the trouble of filing a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, decided to dismiss them so long as he completes a counseling program and stays out of trouble for a year. Royce West has a knack for making these things disappear.
Now, it's time to turn our attention to more important things, like football. On Sunday, for the first time this season, Bryant will take the field without the allegation hanging over him that he beat his mother. Speaking with reporters today, a sheepish Bryant answered questions about the dismissal.
"I'm extremely excited that we came to an agreement," he said. "What's going on now is, I'm extremely excited that we came to an agreement and, you know I'm just going to do what I need to do to continue to be a great teammate, a great person, and a great player as well."
Really, though, Bryant answered only one question: "Are you ready to stay focused on football?"
The answer, which he repeated six or so times in the span of the four-minute clip (which you can watch in full here), is yes. A little extra focus, and that finger might stay in bounds next time.
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