Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that Bryant was arrested Sunday morning in Dade County, Fla. An NFL player with the last name “Bryant” was arrested, but it wasn’t the one Kelly thought, as pointed out by Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk via Twitter:
Desmond Bryant of the Raiders was arrested this morning. NOT Dez Bryant of the Cowboys.— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) February 24, 2013
Bryant has had his troubles with the law. He was arrested in July 2012 for a domestic violence charge, but he has since been clear of legal trouble—and the bad publicity that typically follows.
He has managed to stay out of trouble since last summer, and it’s understandable that he would want to keep his name far from any negative reports. Bryant took to Twitter Sunday to address the false reports that he had been arrested (sensitive language included).
Ooo shit false rumors about jail? Lol I was working out at 2 something in the morning in Dallas tx— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) February 24, 2013
Bryant got off to a rocky start in Dallas, but he has climbed out of Jerry Jones’ doghouse by working hard and staying out of trouble. The former first-round pick tallied 92 receptions for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2012, highlighted by one of the most impressive second-half stretches of any receiver in the league.
As long as Bryant can continue staying out of the headlines (for the wrong reasons), he looks to have a successful career ahead of him. Fellow wideout Miles Austin has been unable to stay healthy recently, making Bryant a valuable commodity for a team that missed the playoffs again in 2012.