DESOTO – KENS 5's sister station in Dallas has learned that the Dallas County District Attorney’s office will not drop the charge against Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant related to a July incident where his mother alleged he assaulted her.
Bryant’s mother, Angela Bryant, called DeSoto police on July 16 and said her son tore her shirt, pulled her hair, grabbed her and threw a weighted ball at her.
An arrest affidavit later said the second-year receiver “grabbed his mother by her hair and hit her across the face with his ball cap and repeatedly struck her in the hands and wrists.”
Bryant was charged with Class A family violence, a misdemeanor. He surrendered the afternoon of the alleged attack.
Sources have told WFAA in Dallas that Bryant will have to undergo domestic violence counseling and participate in community service. Sources say the District Attorney’s office has spoken with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys organization –– both have been “involved” in these discussions, according to a person familiar with the decision.
The maximum punishment for the misdemeanor domestic violence charge was up to a year in prison and a fine.