Dez Bryant's Mom Calls 9-1-1, Vows, "I'm Going to Put an End to It Today!" (w/ AUDIO)

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"I think that Dez has a chance to make the kind of impact of people that have worn this jersey before." -- Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in 2010 after bestowing the #88 jersey on wide receiver Dez Bryant

Cocaine possession. Drug paraphernalia. Various mysterious brushes with assault charges through the years. Michael Irvin had quite a run wearing number 88 for the Cowboys back in the '90s. And up until this past weekend, in the pantheon of former number 88's in Dallas, Dez Bryant probably still had a little ways to go to catch Irvin in the transgression department.

Until this past weekend, Bryant's "résumé" included things like forgetting his shoes at the NFL combine, failing to pay a jewelry store here and there, and getting booted from a shopping mall with some buddies because their pants hung below ass level. Nickel-dime type shit in the grand scheme.

And then on Saturday, Dez's mom did something to piss him off (what, we don't know), and if the 9-1-1 audio is any indicator, consider the transgression gap between Irvin and Dez closed.

On Monday of this week, Bryant turned himself in to DeSoto police for arrest after he allegedly assaulted his mother, Angela, in her home on Saturday.

According to the incident report, Bryant became angry when his mother asked him to leave her home during an argument Saturday afternoon. Initially, it was reported by DeSoto police that Bryant slapped his mother in the face, but the police report, which was released on Tuesday, clarified that Bryant allegedly grabbed her by her T-shirt and hair and "hit her across the face with his ball cap."

Somehow Angela Bryant's bra and shirt were also torn at some point during the incident, and she was clear on the 9-1-1 call that this was not the first time this had happened. Here is the audio of that call (courtesy of the Dallas Morning News):

Highlights from the 9-1-1 call (9-1-1 operator questions are in bold font, and my comments are preceded by "SP:"):

Does anybody have any weapons?

"No, not yet. ... He picked up a ball and tried to hit me with it and then he grabbed me. You'll see me when you get here."

SP: Well, Dez may not have had a weapon there, but I think we know the answer to the question "Does Dez own weapons?" "No, not yet" seems to imply that he doesn't have any, but he could go grab some at any moment. Also, it's been said many times by Bryant apologists that Dez is just "a big kid," that he's really not a bad guy, just immature. This part of the transcript validates the "big kid" part. He threw a ball at her? What is he, eight years old?!? Even better, he missed! Go ahead and scratch any trick plays from the Cowboys' playbook that have Dez Bryant throwing the ball this season. Dude missed his mom stationary from point-blank range; he's probably not going to "put it where Miles Austin can go get it" while throwing on the run.

Has anybody been drinking?

"No, they haven't."

Has there been any drug use?

"No."

SP: Further validation of the "big kid" theory. No drinking, no drugs, but decent chance he was on a sugar rush from a jumbo bag of Skittles.

What's he wearing?

"He has some black shorts on with no shirt."

SP: Cashing my "No shirt -250" ticket....

Where's he at now?

"I guess he went home. He's in an Escalade. It has 'Bail Me' on the license plate."

He left in the Escalade?

"I'm sorry, it's a Navigator. It's pearl white with silver sides on it. ... He started attacking me for no reason."

SP: ...and cashing my "Navigator with vanity plates -300" ticket.

While we are all riveted to see if Bryant's relationship with his mom will ever be repaired (Keep in mind this is the same mom about whom Dez was asked by the Dolphins, "Is your mom a prostitute?" during the combine process), the bigger question is "Will NFL commish Roger Goodell bring down the hammer on Dez Bryant under Goodell's frequently invoked "Don't piss me off!" rule?"

We all know the due process in the court of Roger is virtually nonexistent and there's a decent chance that the sum total of Bryant's idiocy prior to this little dust-up may have pushed him to a point on Goodell's shit radar that one arrest, especially one involving violence against a woman, would be enough for him to get a couple weeks to "think about it" (unpaid, of course) come September.

In the meantime, say a little prayer for Angela Bryant, who's had it up to HERE with her son's act: "I can't keep letting him do this. I can't keep letting him do me like this. I'm tired. I'm going to put an end to it today. I'm going to put an end to it today. I'm tired."

Angela, may I suggest the Total Transformation program for you and Dez?

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sportsfan
sportsfan

If you guys want to read a Good article with a little bit of perspective shed onto the situation instead of this one sided heavily opinioated article with all the side show comments in between sentences then check out espn.com.  Theres a really well written article about Dez and his trouble and how this kid really needs some help..not a bunch of clowns laughing at him making obvious wise cracks in an attempt to turn a serious situation into a comedy act

InDenver
InDenver

Tim Tebow couldn't hit his mom with a ball.  He'd tuck it and run. Three and out.

cheryl
cheryl

The age difference, shouldn't be a problem. Believe it or not, it's not unusual, and regardless of her age, she's still his mother. Period. Dez is a grown man, and should act like one. Leave, when the sh&@ gets thick, and never put his hands on anybody. It sounds like he is continuing to nurse old wounds. Let it go, even if that means staying away from his family! Get some help with his anger. Don't the cowboys have a team psychologist? Jeeze, this story really bothers me. All of his life, he has been a star. One day, when he's older, (not too many years from now), it will all be snatched away, and he'll have to figure out how to live without the adoration. And who will be there for him then? Jerry Jones?  his replacement? his mother?  

Ross
Ross

In your parenting advice, you skipped over step #1... don't have sex when you're 13.  13 years difference between a mother and a son isn't enough and will lead to problems down the road.

Michelletonks
Michelletonks

I have to agree with Jordan. The 911 operator sounded just as annoyed as I was when I was listening to the call. Pardon me, but Dez could have hit her with the ball he threw if he wanted. PERIOD. Obviously he didn't ((as jokes as have been made.)) Furthermore, if he wanted to hurt her, he very well could have. Sounds like mama is out to get money AGAIN.

Chris
Chris

No comment on the "Bail Me" license plate? I guess that one was just too easy...

Ken Pitt
Ken Pitt

Dez is just the latest NFL head case.  Of course there will be a lot of noise about how serious this is, and he'll be fined $5,000, which he'll pay out of the spare change in his wallet.  And the liberal left media hates clean-cut, nice guys like Tim Tebow why?

Jordan Applegren
Jordan Applegren

the 911 operator is pro as shit at his job! give that guy a raise. 

Logansewell
Logansewell

If the so called liberal media hates Tim Tebow then why can I not go a day with out hearing about Tebow

Wyatt
Wyatt

Are you serious? The media doesn't hate Tim Tebow. The media fucking adores Tim Tebow. That clean-cut, nice guy fills news cycle after news cycle for them. People like me don't like him because of the look-at-me attitude toward religion and the anti-abortion ad. But I like Dez Bryant even less now. Much less, in fact. What was your point?

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