Well that escalated quickly. The situation with Dez Bryant has definitely gotten more interesting. Quick recap, there is apparently a video of Bryant doing something bad, that would blow the Ray Rice video out of the water. Now what is on that video? No idea. All we know is that there is a video out there, and whoever has the video is trying to sell this video to the highest bidder. This is at a very costly time for Dez because he is currently in the process of trying to work out a new deal with the Cowboys, and this news does not bode well for the star receiver. All we can do is wait for this video to release (if it even releases), and hope that it is not as bad as the media is hyping it to be. So the questions are is the video real? And if so, how bad is it? I am going to hash out what exactly we know, and then give my opinion on the whole matter itself.
What We Know
When I first heard about this video I thought it was nothing but rumors, and then the NFL news God came in and said that there is a video, and that he has been working on the news since September, and apparently it has busied him the entire season. The fact that Adam Schefter has some knowledge of this video, and it has kept him busy for almost 6 months now is definitely a scary look for all Cowboys fans. Schefter did his best to say as little as possible, but still let it be known that he has been working on the news, and that the video does in fact exist.
I just saw this post on Barstool Sports this afternoon, but a police report was released involving Dez Bryant, and two other people. The incident that occurred was a women being dragged from one car to another. What the police report says it that Dez Bryant showed up after the alleged incident. The victim in this incident is Dez Bryant’s long time girlfriend, Ilyne Nash. She says that she got into an argument with another man, Alex Penson, and that she was not abused at all. The police report says however, that an unknown witness said he saw a woman being dragged from car to car. Now where does Dez fit into this? Well he showed up back to the Wal-Mart with Nash, and both of the cars in the Wal-Mart parking lot at 6:00 am are registered to Dez.. There were to charges in this event, and Dez was not charged with anything, and said he was only there for support. It seems like this is a non-factor, but with this dropping the same week of the rumors of the video, it could not be released at a more inconvenient time.
Twitter, where athletes can say whatever they want, and EVERYONE can see it. As a disgruntled athlete Dez has plenty to tweet about expressing his displeasure with the whole situation involving contract talks, and all the rumors. Dez has posted three different tweets that have been in criticism of the Cowboys, or talking about betrayal, and that he wants to set the record straight. He is not happy of the rumors that are spreading about him, and he is not happy that the Cowboys are still not hooking him up with a big boy deal to pay him what he deserves. My question is whether Dez is mad about not getting a deal quicker because he knows this video is going to be a true disaster? I don’t want to think that of Dez because I truly think he wants to be a Cowboy for life, and is not just looking for the money, but he does deserve to get paid. It is something to think about though. He would get his guaranteed money, and any money that he would earn until the video broke, and whatever punishment he would have to serve. I am hoping this is not the case, but it is a situation that is possible.
So that really is all we know about the whole situation. We know there is a video, everyone who has more knowledge about the video says it is on a higher scale than the Ray Rice video, and we know that Dez is not happy about anything right now. Now, most importantly, what do I think? I think that this video is real, and that if what is being reported is true, then Dez may have some troubles looking for a job. If I am Jerry Jones right now I am going to stay pressed to the news, and have all my people do the same. Talk to Dez as much as you can, and try to get any information you can before the media gets a hold of it, and you look foolish for not knowing about your own player. Once all is out, then and only then they consider figuring out what to do with Dez’s contract. Nobody is talking about what is known about the video, and until we know all we can do is speculate, and hope that it is not real.