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Dez Bryant: 'I have a handle' on money situation

Posted on: June 5, 2011 1:27 pm
Edited on: June 5, 2011 4:20 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

If you had to pick one NFL player who's had arguably the most tumultous individual offseason, Dez Bryant of the Cowboys would be a good candidate.

He's been sued by local jewelers, he's gotten in a tiff with mentor Deion Sanders, he's been banned from a mall for wearing saggy pants, he's been absent from team workouts, and the Cowboys have expressed general concern with what he's been up to this offseason.

So, it's gotta be good for the team to hear that Bryant's taking care of business lately.

"I have a handle on it and it's done," Bryant said in response to a question about his financial issues. "It's in the past and I'm ready to go ahead from here."

Also nice: Bryant predicts that the lockout won't affect the NFL season!

"There will be an NFL season and I think we will start on time," Bryant said. "I know Dallas will be ready to go, and I'll be ready to put on my helmet and go to work."
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That's probably a stretch, but whatever -- anything Bryant can do in order to make sure he sounds totally gruntled is a good thing. Which makes the comments about relationship with the two most-famous faces of the Cowboys franchise, Jerry Jones and Tony Romo, also optimistic.

"From what I see, my relationship with Mr. Jones is fabulous," Bryant said. "The relationship between Big Tony and me is great. He believes in me and knows what I can do. If he throws a jump ball, he knows that I will go up and get it."

Bryant, in a wide-ranging interview, was also asked about the offense under the full-time guidance of Jason Garrett, and said he envisions it being "more aggressive."

"I think we'll be more aggressive this year with (Garrett) in charge," Bryant said. "I still have a bad taste in my mouth after starting 1-7 last year, and that makes me motivated and determined for this season."

All in all, if you're a Cowboys fan, you've got to be pretty pumped up about this whole sitdown at a department store in Oklahoma. Unless you're so cynical that you think Dez might have been coached-up before he got to the interview, which, naturally, featured tons of questions about stuff that public-relations people usually won't allow to be answered during a time of heavy labor strife.

That's not me being entirely skeptical about Bryant's interview; it does sound like he's kind of gotten things together after a bad start to the offseason.

Or, at the very least, he's hired someone who's taught him not to say stupid things publicly, which is a giant step forward anyway.

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Comments

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: June 5, 2011 4:06 pm
 

Dez Bryant: 'I have a handle' on money situation

There are certain people who trouble always seems to find..Bryant seems to be one of those people.  Bryant will be a career problem child.




Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: June 5, 2011 3:57 pm
 

Dez Bryant: 'I have a handle' on money situation

Dez has a financial planner though his agent who is actually helping him invest his money however before he put a ton of money in the bank he was told to go out and spend some money
Go Pokes I hope that the financial planner of Dez Bryant that you mentioned advises him to make sure that he pay his income taxes because the Internal Revenue Service is going after those with significant annual earnings ($1,000,000+) very aggressively in an attempt to cover the Federal governement's budget shortfalls. I would hate to see him wind up like Wesley Snipes.



Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: June 5, 2011 3:54 pm
 

Dez Bryant: 'I have a handle' on money situation

<blockquote class="QuoteMessage">Dez has a financial planner though his agent who is actually helping him invest his money however before he put a ton of money in the bank he was told to go out and spend some money</blockquote>

<strong>Go Pokes</strong> I hope that the financial planner of Dez Bryant that you mentioned advises him to make sure that he pay his income taxes because the Internal Revenue Service is going after those with significant annual earnings ($1,000,000+) very aggressively in an attempt to cover the Federal governement's budget shortfalls. I would hate to see him wind up like Wesley Snipes.




Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: June 5, 2011 3:10 pm
 

Dez Bryant: 'I have a handle' on money situation

GoPokes - I was glad to read your perspective. For Bryant's sake I hope what you've said is true.


I'm not a Cowboys fan or even a Dez Bryant fan (I did not like the way an NFL exec was unnecessarily hung out to dry months after a pre-draft interview with Bryant) but I hope the kid makes it. He has the potential to be an exciting player.



Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: June 5, 2011 2:50 pm
 

Dez Bryant: 'I have a handle' on money situation

Another player who will be bankrupt within 3 years of leaving the league and blame everyone but himself.


People in some Southern States who make average incomes of less than $30k per year still GIVE over 25%+ of their pre-tax income to charities (mainly churches)... can you imagine what a different world we would love in if pro athletes gave that same % of their income instead of buying jewelry, cars, dances in strip clubs for their entourage, etc..

Sad...  



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: June 5, 2011 2:49 pm
 

Dez Bryant: 'I have a handle' on money situation

cowboys got soaked on this one...haha



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: June 5, 2011 2:18 pm
 

Dez Bryant: 'I have a handle' on money situation

I actually know Dez and his reputation is not accurate of how he really is.  Dez is a very smart kid, especially for such a talented football player.  Dez is not easily led astray as is being misrepresented in the media.  Dez has a financial planner though his agent who is actually helping him invest his money however before he put a ton of money in the bank he was told to go out and spend some money - he did so but neglected to not only pay off the jewelry he ordered but neglected to pick it up too.  What was not mentioned was the fact that the jeweler had Dez's money and the jewelry.



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: June 5, 2011 2:02 pm
 

Bling Capital

During the lockout, dez be cutting back his mall trips with his posse to buy all that bling.  He be "conserving" capital till the lockout over and is only buying some lower cost stuff like diamond earrings---gold be too expensive.



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: June 5, 2011 1:52 pm
 

Dez Bryant: 'I have a handle' on money situation

I think I saw Dez playing the penny slots in Las Vegas recently since he has no money.  Dez is talented and has a great future, but someone has to help this kid with his money and please do not take it from him.  He just needs help



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: June 5, 2011 1:47 pm
 

Dez Bryant: 'I have a handle' on money situation

This kid has a lot of growing up to do, and I don't think he's even close to there yet.


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