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Jones: Dez Bryant HAS paid off his debts

Posted on: December 31, 2011 6:27 pm
BryantBy Josh Katzowitz

A couple days ago, we told you about how Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant supposedly owed a micro-finance company $50,000 out of an original $100,000 loan.

Endurance Capital Fund, which helps athletes and entertainers buy large luxury items, went so far as to release a statement to the Boston Herald that said, “"We have reached out to everybody from Mr. Bryant’s agent to his mortgage broker to try to get this debt repaid.  Everyone acknowledges the debt, but nobody will come forward to repay it. This is a unique and disappointing experience. We have never had a client refuse to repay their debt before.”

But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says that isn’t true. And he says Bryant is up to date on his debt payments.

"I've got some familiarity with the details, quite a bit familiarity with the details of this business that he had this week off the field,” Jones said on his weekly radio show (via the Dallas Morning News). "I would say that that is the reason you have disagreements. I know firsthand that the bill was paid and accepted, so I can't say and wouldn't say any more about that."

While Bryant has had numerous problems off the field (he’s been sued by jewelers and cited for wearing his pants too low in a mall, and he’s weirdly ranted and raved on the sidelines of games), Jones says he’s proud of Bryant.

"His maturation over the last two years has been outstanding,” Jones said. “Relative to his habits with meetings, on time, timeliness, preparation and the kinds of things we were concerned about when we drafted him he's made tremendous progress."

And if he’s actually paying off his debts without having to go to court, that’s another step in the right direction.

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Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: January 1, 2012 12:45 pm

Jones: Dez Bryant HAS paid off his debts

So far Dez Bryant is a huge disappointment and his conduct has been akin to that of an NBA Thug! 

Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2012 12:30 pm

Jones: Dez Bryant HAS paid off his debts

For as bad as he has been in the past, he is certainly improving (at least it appears that way) off the field.

Since: Jun 16, 2010
Posted on: January 1, 2012 10:23 am

Jones: Dez Bryant HAS paid off his debts

Jerry Jones probably paid it off.  It's just another uneeded distraction.  There's a ton of people in debt if the readers of this article didn't already know.  Really, who cares about his debt?  The real crime here is Bryant's awareness and route running.

Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2012 12:58 am

Jones: Dez Bryant HAS paid off his debts

Wow, he was cited for wearing his pants too low in the mall??  what a criminal, Those are the types of off the field problems that can destroy a team, and a good careeer.  What a trouble maker . I heard that he was actually at the mall to buy a belt, and they cited him before he could get to dillards..This is one of thousands of reasons why the media are idiots, and why our society is as screwed up as it is..

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