Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant said two weeks ago that "[M]y focus is on the Cowboys. … [They] have nothing to worry about. I'm doing what I'm supposed to do."
Bryant's comments come after a busy offseason that included mall banishment for wearing his pants to low (he was later allowed to return to the mall, baggy pants and all), being sued by a local Dallas jeweler for $600,000, and a public breakup with his mentor Deion Sanders.
Even though Bryant proclaimed in June that he had a handle on his money situation, he continues to find himself in legal entanglements for unpaid Bills.
According to the Dallas Morning News, Bryant and his confidante, area bail-bondsman David Wells, face a Jan. 9, 2012, court date in a civil suit.
Eleow Hunt, of Colleyville, filed suit in Tarrant County in September, 2010, alleging Bryant and Wells have not paid him about $600,000 for jewelry, sports tickets and loans. It was the second civil suit against Bryant in the last year. He has settled with a New York jeweler over an alleged debt or $246,000. In June, Bryant claimed Hunt's civil suit had been "taken care of."Most people make it through their entire lives without being sued for unpaid debts, even without ever signing five-year, $11.8 million contracts that included $8.5 million in guarantees.
So while Bryant says that the Cowboys have nothing to worry about, we're guessing that, you know, they're still worrying.
Silver lining: At least Bryant isn't sending $76,000 worth of jewelry by way of the U.S. Postal Service.
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