We all read the full police report of a woman allegedly being dragged from Dez Bryant’s car that surfaced last month, and we’ve seen the police video where Dez Bryant’s mother reveals that he “roughed her up” and “threatened to knock her out” back in 2012…but where’s the career-ending video? You can’t be ruining pro football stars’ lives without a juicy video to get splashed all over the 5:00 news and TMZ, now can you? That’s just bad form. Nope, you need hard evidence and not just paper police reports and angry moms.
Well luckily for Dez and unfortunately for us, the apparently is no, and never will be, a career-ending video because it doesn’t exist…at least according to Wal-Mart, who says that even if there was a video, it’s long gone by now.
According to Daniel Kaplan, a NFL reporter for Sports Business Journal:
For AM Crowd: If there is a Dez Bryant video, Wal-Mart told me yesterday it doesn’t have it and never did. Spoke to Wal-Mart about the much reported, over the last 2 weeks, altercation on July 11, 2011 in which the police responded to a 6 AM call saying a woman had been dragged out of a car in a Lancaster, Texas Wal- Mart parking lot. The police report, just made public last week, said the car is registered to Bryant, and he arrived shortly after the police, with the woman. The woman said she had an argument with a man other than Bryant and no charges ensued, according to the police report.
Last week, talk there was a videotape of the incident emerged on talk radio and and in print.
So i called Wal-Mart to see if the company had this much rumored video tape.
Wal-Mart director of national media relations, Brian Nick, said because no charges had been filed, the company would not have pulled the security footage at the time and created a videotape of the incident.
No crime had occurred, he said, so the Lancaster Police did not request the footage from the company’s security system.
And it would be too late now to do so, he added. The company’s security protocol eliminates footage after a certain period of time, he said, and that time has passed.
This doesn’t preclude the existence of a video tape, just that Wal-Mart’s official statement is no videotape is or has been in the possession of the shopping giant.
So Wal-Mart doesn’t have the infamous video of Dez in its possession, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t one floating around out there. Sure it might not show Dez making a hoopla in a Wal-mart parking lot, but I’m sure some groupie somewhere snuck onto a bottle service table she wasn’t supposed to be at and got a video of Dez snorting coke out of a stripper’s butthole. Or not. Or something, I don’t know because I’m not a groupie and I don’t snort coke out of buttholes.
Point is, people do stupid shit and it gets caught on video whether they’re aware of it or not, meaning it’s just a matter of time until some other celebrity/sports player’s life gets fucked.
I’ll be waiting.