DeSOTO — Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant surrendered to DeSoto police on Monday in connection with a Class A family violence charge.
City officials said records relating to the arrest would not be released until Tuesday.
Bryant downplayed the "incident" when contacted by KENS 5's sister station in Dallas, saying "I'm good, I'm good," in a brief telephone interview.
Bryant's attorney, State Sen. Royce West, told reporters he would be talking with DeSoto police on Tuesday to learn more about the misdemeanor domestic violence charges.
“He feels bad about having to find out that a warrant was out and having to turn himself in, but I know that we’re going to be cooperating with law enforcement to bring this thing to closure,” West said. “He’s kind of down right now. The reality is, we haven’t heard a lot about Dez Bryant at all since the season.”
Bryant is charged with family violence, a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to a year in prison and a fine.
It's uncertain who the victim is in this case, but sources tell News 8 the incident happened at the home of Bryant's mother.
"We are in the process of gathering information, and will not have a comment at this time," said Rich Dalrymple, Dallas Cowboys spokesman.
The Oklahoma State University star was selected by the Cowboys in the 2010 NFL Draft. Bryant was declared ineligible by the NCAA for OSU's 2009 season after having undisclosed contact with former Dallas player Deion Sanders.
His Cowboys career has been tinged with controversy, starting with his refusal to carry the pads of a senior player during his rookie training camp.
In March 2011, Bryant received a criminal trespass warning from off-duty police officers at NorthPark Center in Dallas after refusing an order to leave the shopping mall.
One week later, Bryant was facing two lawsuits for allegedly failing to pay for more than $850,000 of custom-made jewelry.
Last December, there was a report that Bryant was being sued for failing to repay $100,000 of borrowed money.
In January, Bryant was involved in a fight at a Miami nightclub.
Bryant had nine touchdowns during the 2011 NFL season.