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Turns out, Dez Bryant still owes $600K

Posted on: June 6, 2011 12:38 pm
Edited on: June 6, 2011 1:16 pm
D. Bryant (US Presswire)Posted by Ryan Wilson

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant said recently that he had "a handle" on a money situation that appeared to be spiraling out of control. As's Will Brinson wrote Sunday, Bryant has been "sued by local jewelers, gotten in a tiff with mentor Deion Sanders, been banned from a mall for wearing saggy pants and absent from team workouts, and the Cowboys have expressed general concern with what he's been up to this offseason."

Turns out, Bryant's view of his financial affairs isn't shared by the people he remains indebted to.'s Calvin Watkins writes Monday that Bryant "still owes Colleyville jeweler and ticket broker Eleow Hunt a little more than $600,000 for jewelry, tickets and personal loans."
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Whoever you blame for the current labor silliness, one thing is for certain: the owners can hold out a lot longer than the players. Partially because they have more money, but also because you seldom read stories of owners dropping 600 grand on "jewelry, tickets and personal loans."

When the Cowboys signed Bryant to a five-year, $11.8 million contract last July, it included $8.5 million in guarantees. That's a lot of coin to dump in anyone's lap, much less a 22-year-old fresh out of college.

The frivolous spending isn't surprising -- it's part of being young and impetuous -- but the owners knew that many players, especially those new to the league, wouldn't heed advice from their agents or union representatives to save money during the lockout. Which means that even players making well into six-figures could be short on funds any month now.  Paying for the clothes, the cars, the homes -- for themselves and family members -- adds up quickly. Since banks aren't in business to float interest-free loans, the money has to come from somewhere.

If you want to see football in the fall, this should be good news. Being broke serves as a catalyst to make progress on a new labor agreement, even the players have to make concessions they thought were off the table.

While it seems that Bryant is on the hook for at least another $600K, he sounds like he will be ready to go once the 2011 season begins. "From what I see, my relationship with Mr. Jones is fabulous," Bryant said recently. "The relationship between Big Tony [Romo] 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."

Compartmentalization is a defense mechanism developed from perpetually being in the spotlight. In that regard -- being able to separate his personal life from his professional life -- Bryant sounds like a seasoned veteran.

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Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: June 6, 2011 3:23 pm

Turns out, Dez Bryant still owes $600K

Maybe we'll see him in a upcoming episode of Hardcore Pawn in 8 Mile..I can see it now.

Bryant shows up with his posse', rolls out of a benz then meets with Les and says, "I want no less than 800 tousannnnnnd dollas", and Les offers him 2K....I've seen it a million times.

Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: June 6, 2011 3:02 pm

Turns out, Dez Bryant still owes $600K

Didn't I read a few weeks back that this nimrod had " settled " with the jewler for about 230,000 thousand clams????? Now they say he really owes 600k..???.......

what a loozah...


Since: Apr 29, 2011
Posted on: June 6, 2011 2:37 pm

Turns out, Dez Bryant still owes $600K

He will end up broke and living off of welfare.  Thats whats wrong society now.  Many people get their self worth through the things they have. He could just be sensible and have a great life just on that one contract alone, but he wants to be the big shot! The big baller! The Shot caller. Go back to the Ghetto you came from!

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: June 6, 2011 2:26 pm

Turns out, Dez Bryant still owes $600K

Scumbag if you ask me.  The guy gets a 11 million dollar contract and can't pay 600K.  What a piece of crap.  I'm glad Dallas is stuck with this trash.  And to waste 600k on jewelry, what an idiot?  Typical, if you ask me. 

Since: Jun 6, 2008
Posted on: June 6, 2011 1:14 pm

Turns out, Dez Bryant still owes $600K

There are only two things you can control in this world,
your credit score and your integrity.
Dez Bryant certainly lacks the latter, and likely the former.
What a waste.

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: June 6, 2011 1:01 pm

Turns out, Dez Bryant still owes $600K

What a crapbag.  Be a man, pay your debts.  Long past time to grow up, Dez.

Since: Feb 4, 2011
Posted on: June 6, 2011 12:51 pm

That's gay

Big Tony?

Since: Jul 25, 2009
Posted on: June 6, 2011 12:48 pm

Turns out, Dez Bryant still owes $600K

Dez is a bad or tragic news story waiting to happen

Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: June 6, 2011 12:44 pm

Turns out, Dez Bryant still owes $600K

Dez' brain size earns new nickname - "Dez the Pez" - brain as big as a Pez in a Pez dispenser! lmao

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