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Dez Bryant Blows Up on Media Members over Alleged Use of Racial Slurs

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured Columnist

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant talks to the media after morning practice during Dallas Cowboy's training camp, Friday, July 25, 2014, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)
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Dez Bryant's frosty relationship with the media took another interesting turn Thursday when the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver reportedly blew up on reporters in the team's locker room.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram posted video from an interview with tight end Jason Witten in which Bryant can be heard yelling in the background.

Warning: Videos below contain offensive language.

Fox 4 provided footage of Bryant's exchange with a man Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram identified as Cowboys public relations director Rich Dalrymple:

According to Hill, "Bryant went on a tirade, calling out Taylor and the media for negative reports about the team."

WFAA-TV's Mike Leslie reported the events in the locker room and noted part of Bryant's verbal altercation was directed toward ESPNDallas.com's Jean-Jacques Taylor:

Mike Leslie @MikeLeslieWFAA

The reality is, Dez did go off on a couple reporters. Didn't like what they'd written/tweeted. It lasted a good 15 minutes, at least. (cont)

Mike Leslie @MikeLeslieWFAA

Devin Street came to Dez's defense, in the altercation w/ Jacque Taylor, which escalated the matter further.

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Mike Leslie @MikeLeslieWFAA

As you've likely seen from Dez's tweet... He and Devin Street accused Jacque of calling Street a "n*****".

Hill detailed the events further, noting, "Bryant accused Jean-Jacques Taylor of ESPN of using the N-word in reference to teammate Devin Street," which Taylor, who is black, denied. Hill also noted the "accusation was uncorroborated by any members of the media or the Cowboys public relations staff within earshot."

Robert Klemko of Sports Illustrated's MMQB first reported the altercation on Twitter:

Hill noted Bryant then directed his anger at Klemko for reporting the incident and provided more details on the exchange:

Bryant didn't calm down until coach Jason Garrett came in and escorted him out of the locker room.

"They are dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty," Bryant yelled to Garrett. "They are all dirty coach, especially him [Klemko]."

Once various reports from the locker room trickled out, Bryant responded on Twitter and provided his version of the incident. (Warning: Linked tweet includes NSFW language.)

Robert Klemko @RobertKlemko

Dez Bryant just blew up on reporter, went on 10-min rant. "Until they stop disrespecting this team I don't give a f---. Mother------- sick!"

Dez Bryant @DezBryant

If you going to tell something tell the whole thing...I'm done with the situation... I hope everyone is having a great day

Garrett also addressed the situation Friday, per Pro Football Talk, saying, "Dez didn't handle that situation the right way."

Garrett added that the team has talked to Bryant about the situation, per Hill.

The Cowboys have lost six games in a row without starting quarterback Tony Romo, so it's no wonder frustration has boiled over.

Following Dallas' loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 8, Bryant had a heated exchange with reporters who questioned his on-field actions after Seattle's Ricardo Lockette suffered a concussion.

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