Son Of a Pimp? What's The Deal With Dallas Cowboy Dez Bryant?

Adam Biggers@@AdamBiggers81Senior Analyst IIApril 30, 2010


It's time to clear the air.

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last four days, you have surely heard about the "question."

What was it, you ask?

"Was your mother a prostitute?" Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland asked Dez Bryant in a pre-draft interview.

On Tuesday, Ireland apologized for his curiousity in an effort to smooth the situation out.

That question was raised after the 2010 NFL Draft's 24th overall pick reportedly said "my dad was a pimp," in reference to his father's employment history.

Ireland then followed up with the aforementioned inquiry—and all hell broke loose because of it.

So what's the big deal?

Bryant claimed that he was treated unprofessionally, and took Ireland's comment to heart.

Is he just making a mountain out of a mole hill?

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In all honesty, Ireland's query was not out of line. In fact, the line of pre-draft drilling isn't typically roses and sunshine, according to ESPN's Matt Millen.

Millen defended Ireland just two days ago, before Bryant's comments were released to the media through SI.com yesterday.

"They're going to hear a lot worse than that on the line," Millen said. So what's with Bryant's long face?

He's denying that he ever said his father was a man that managed the finances of working women. That would be a libelous comment if not true, and the Dolphins organization doesn't want to swim in those waters.

Mr. Bryant, you set yourself up for it. If you said your father was a custodian, and your mother worked for him—Ireland would have asked you if she scrubbed toilets.

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