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    Dez Bryant sued over 267,000 jewelry

    This guy has all the talent in the world but wow what a moron he is. He was just in trouble last week with the law, now this. No wonder this clown dropped in the draft. He has the talent to be one of if not the best WR in the league but I wouldn't pay this guy big money when his contract comes due again.


    [url]http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/news/story?id=6267347[/url]


    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is being sued for $246,000 by a New York-based jewelry company in a civil suit filed Friday in Dallas.

    Bryant purchased $267,000 worth of jewelry from A+A Diamonds LTD d/b/a Rafaello & Company, which makes high-end jewelry for celebrities and athletes.

    Bryant's highest purchase was a $60,000 custom charm bracelet. He made the purchases on four different days last year, spending as much as $144,000 on Feb. 8, 2010, according to court documents.

    "We'll let the lawsuit speak for itself," said Mike Bowes, a Dallas-based attorney who represents the plaintiffs. "My clients in New York worked for several months with Mr. Bryant's counsel to work something out with no satisfactory resolution."

    Bryant could not be reached for comment.

    The Cowboys wide receiver was in trouble two weekends ago when he received a criminal trespass warning for an incident at NorthPark Center when he got into a profanity-filled exchange with off-duty police over sagging pants. Bryant said his pants weren't the problem, but one of his friend's pants were low and Bryant got into an argument with the police, who took exception to the fashion statement. Bryant later said that he was treated badly by the police.

    The citation would have banned Bryant from the mall for 90 days, but after apologies were administered from both sides, he has been allowed to return to the shopping center.

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    I realize that these guys that cater to professional athletes have to take some type of leap of faith with respect to payment, etc. But if I'm a jeweler, I'd be cringing if he left my store without fully paying for merchandise (probably less so than if it were Lindsay Lohan, but cringe nonetheless).

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    [QUOTE=crasherino;3989510]I realize that these guys that cater to professional athletes have to take some type of leap of faith with respect to payment, etc. But if I'm a jeweler, I'd be cringing if he left my store without fully paying for merchandise [/QUOTE]

    Especially since he bought it in February of 2010, 2 months before he was even DRAFTED...

    If the lockout stretches on, he'll be flat broke by August.

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    How is Deion's mentoring working out? :confused:

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    Having the right bling in you wardrobe = $267,000 and a day in court.

    Not being banned from the mall for 90 days = Priceless

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    [QUOTE=FF2;3990017]How is Deion's mentoring working out? :confused:[/QUOTE]

    He's cuts ties with him..calling him out...The below is a portion of the article..


    [URL="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=49"][COLOR=#225fb2]Deion Sanders[/COLOR][/URL], who stopped mentoring [URL="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=13215"][COLOR=#225fb2]Dez Bryant[/COLOR][/URL] months ago, strongly criticized the [URL="http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/dal/dallas-cowboys"][COLOR=#225fb2]Dallas Cowboys[/COLOR][/URL] receiver in reaction to the criminal trespass warning given to Bryant over the weekend at a Dallas mall.

    "I'm upset but not surprised whatsoever," Sanders said on The Ben
    & Skin Show on ESPN 103.3 FM in Dallas.

    Sanders described Bryant's behavior at NorthPark Center on Saturday as "ignorant."

    The 2010 first-round pick was issued the warning after an off-duty police officer requested that Bryant and his friends pull up their pants because their underwear was showing and Bryant responded with repeated profanity, according to the police report.

    Bryant, who was stung by Sanders' comments, is adamant that the only thing he did wrong at the mall is use profanity toward a police officer, whom the receiver claims shoved him in the back as he was escorting him outside.

    "I feel like the cop was in the wrong here more than anything," Bryant told ESPNDallas.com earlier Friday, before his ban from the mall was lifted.

    "Don't just make it seem like I went off and had a hot head for no reason. That's the only thing I did wrong -- I used profanity."

    Still Sanders said Bryant has issues stemming from his difficult childhood.

    "He needs help. He needs help," Sanders said. "I told the Cowboys from day one that he needs help. Matter of fact, they have a team in place to help him. But you cannot tell a grown man what to do."

    Sanders, who was recently selected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and serves as a mentor to many NFL players, said he ended his relationship with Bryant over the summer because of the receiver's dishonesty.

    "I wish Deion would come to me as a man and talk to me," Bryant told ESPNDallas.com. "I've been reaching out to Deion. I've never done anything wrong to Deion or disrespected him. I've never lied to Deion."

    The NCAA suspended Bryant in September 2009 for the rest of that season for lying about having lunch with Sanders. No other rules violations were found, but Sanders said it bothered him that he took a lot of the blame for Bryant's lie.

    However, Sanders said the relationship continued until he became concerned that Bryant could negatively influence children in Sanders' youth program. Sanders added that he felt like he could not help Bryant.


    [URL]http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/news/story?id=6257358[/URL]

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    He probably thought he was back in college.

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    Boy, Belichick sure blew it when he passed on Dez not once, but twice.:rolleyes:

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    [QUOTE=GronkWelkhead;3991174]Boy, Belichick sure blew it when he passed on Dez not once, but twice.:rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

    Yeah just like he was smart to pass on Greg Jennings to get Chad Jackson.

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    [QUOTE=LockeJET;3989496]The citation would have banned Bryant from the mall for 90 days, but after apologies were administered from both sides, he has been allowed to return to the shopping center.[/QUOTE]

    From the mall?!?! Oh NO!??!?!

    Hell, my 13 year old son wouldn't bat an eyelash over that "punishment".

    Banning a multi-millionaire athlete from a mall?! Ha. That's so funny! Why would he possibly even care?!

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    i don't get it..

    he's being sued for buying jewelery?

    can someone explain this to me....

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    [QUOTE=TurkJetFan;3992533]i don't get it..

    he's being sued for buying jewelery?

    can someone explain this to me....[/QUOTE]

    He bought it but apparently didn't pay for it, that would be a good reason.

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    [QUOTE=FF2;3990017]How is Deion's mentoring working out? :confused:[/QUOTE]

    I still listen to the Dallas sports talk radio via podcast (1310 The Ticket and Randy Galloway on ESPN) b/c the shows are very good.

    Apparently, Deion and Dez have had a serious falling out. I heard an interview with Prime Time where he compared Dez to PacMan. He called PacMan the better man b/c Dez is a liar.

    Apparently, Dez got a deal through PrimeTime with UnderArmor. Then, the moron kept wearing Nike stuff and the deal got snuffed.

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