The Dez Bryant story just took another twist as the full report from the City of Lancaster, Texas police department has hit the Internet. While we still await for this alleged video of the events to surface, the report answers a few questions and also problem creates a few new ones.
According to ProFootballTalk…
The report mentions that an unknown person called the police to explain that a black female was “being dragged from one vehicle to another vehicle” by a black male. The vehicle the woman was dragged from was a Mercedes registered to Dez Bryant.
When a police officer responded, a Wal-Mart security guard explained that he arrived at the scene with the door to the Mercedes still open and a child’s toy on the ground, but that no one was present. Then, two men pulled up in an Escalade registered to Dez Bryant. The two men, Carl King and Christopher Mitchell, said they received a call from the alleged victim, asking them to pick up “her” Mercedes.
Then, a Bentley arrived in the parking lot, with the alleged victim and Dez Bryant inside. The alleged victim claimed that she had an argument with a man named Alex Penson, that she was not assaulted or injured in any way, and that it was “just an argument” with Penson. The alleged victim claimed she was dropped off at a friend’s house, and that she contacted Bryant to pick her up.
The responding officer determined after talking to all parties that there was no offense, and that everyone was free to go.
The report makes no mention of any surveillance video. There is no mention of Dez Bryant perpetrating any crime. And it doesn’t say who, if anyone, actually caused the woman any physical harm. Basically it reports that the woman in question was “not assaulted or injured in any way.”
So why all the fuss?
Maybe it’s because Ian Rapoport of NFL.com has “reported on six separate incidents since 2011 of police being called to Bryant’s home in DeSoto, Texas.” That and the fact that the Dallas Cowboys now seem more reluctant to sign Dez Bryant to a bigger contract than the $114 million over 10 years with a $20 million guarantee that they’ve already extended to him.
That being said, if a video does surface and Bryant is determined to be guilty of a heinous act, all bets are off.
Here’s the full police report from the City of Lancaster, Texas police department. Make of it what you will.