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Cowboys concerned for Dez Bryant during lockout?

Posted on: April 2, 2011 11:11 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

It's no secret that Dez Bryant hasn't had the best run ever since the lockout began -- he's been harassed for wearing baggy pants and he's been accused of not paying for a lot of jewelry that he owns.

Perhaps the timing of the off-field issues and the NFL's labor nightmare are simply coincidence, but regardless, Cowboys management doesn't seem too optimistic about what will happen to Dez if the staff can't talk to him for several months.

That's according to Albert Breer of NFL.com, whose Cowboys' sources paint a bleak picture of hope for Bryant's future.

"You have to be worried, based on the stuff he's been through and the history of having done it before, it's kind of a pattern with him," said one of Breer's sources about Bryant. "It's not being able to take care of the things that you'd expect the normal 22 year old to be able to handle.

"Sometimes, it's the simplest things. And a lot of it is not his fault, it's because of the way he was brought up. He's got a good heart, and the best intentions, but all this stuff happens and it takes away from that."
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This isn't about the fact that Bryant is a bad person, by the way. He's not, and the Cowboys don't think that. This is about Bryant needing the support system that the Cowboys' organization offers him.

Unfortunately, because of the lockout, the Cowboys can't talk or meet with Bryant -- meaning they have to sit by helplessly and hope that their first-round investment and would-be superstar receiver can mature all by himself.

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 5:37 am
 

Cowboys concerned for Dez Bryant during lockout?

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Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: April 2, 2011 4:16 pm
 

Cowboys concerned for Dez Bryant during lockout?

Gee, another spoiled, pampered "superstar" that doesn't seem to be able to handle all the stardom or money.  What about the poor 22 year old soldier serving overseas?
No shit. This argument is way overused and serves no purpose. He was an instant millionaire. There are millions of others in this country that have the same background or worse that are doing wonderful things with their lives with a fraction of the resources or "support". There comes a point in your life, usually around 18-19 years old, when despite upbringing, background, and resources, you decide whether your going to take the easy way out and blame everyone and circumstances for you being a dickhead, or your going to learn personal responsibility and respect for others and better yourself as a human being. Guys like this that have heard excuses and sympathetic understanding for their behavior come to rely on it at an early age and can usually charm anyone into thinking they "have a good heart and are not bad people" until they use it up when it doesn't stop into their mid-thirties. We''ll see if the Cowboys management still thinks he is a good person after the lockout. Maybe he is a late bloomer and is now just starting to realize he is responsible for everything he does, and not his past. The only positive thing I have heard about him is that he doesn't have any kids (thate I'm aware of) yet.



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: April 2, 2011 3:49 pm
 

Cowboys concerned for Dez Bryant during lockout?

There are millions of people in this country that deserve the "support system" that Dez Bryant gets, only they can't afford it.  This asshat doesn't realize how good he has it, yet still feels inclined to blow it all.



Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: April 2, 2011 1:16 pm
 

Cowboys concerned for Dez Bryant during lockout?

Yep. Everybody needs to feel sorry for Dez for getting a shot I guess.
This kid better get his act together FAST or he will end up being just another sad story of inner-city kid gone wrong.



Since: Aug 22, 2008
Posted on: April 2, 2011 12:51 pm
 

Cowboys concerned for Dez Bryant during lockout?

"Sometimes, it's the simplest things. And a lot of it is not his fault, it's because of the way he was brought up. He's got a good heart, and the best intentions, but all this stuff happens and it takes away from that."


Can we please stop making excuses for the dumb $hit pro athletes because of the way they were raised? If you buy almost a million dollars of jewelry on credit before you have earned a dime from your job, you are an idiot. If you and your buddies can't have a conversation with a mall cop about the clothes you have on without having to call the cops, you're a douche bag. Time to grow up tough guy, and put some of that money in the bank.



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: April 2, 2011 11:59 am
 

Cowboys concerned for Dez Bryant during lockout?

Gee, another spoiled, pampered "superstar" that doesn't seem to be able to handle all the stardom or money.  What about the poor 22 year old soldier serving overseas?  Many have families that are barely making it, have new born sons and daughters that they haven't even seen yet, and let's not forget THEY ARE GOING TO WORK AND GETTING SHOT AT, but let's all feel sorry for poor Dez because he can't handle the pressures of playing for the Cowboys.


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