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Cowboys' Dez Bryant assaulted mother, police say

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DESOTO, Texas -

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant assaulted his mother by grabbing her wrist and injuring her, according to police in the Dallas suburb of DeSoto.

Bryant turned himself into police on Monday, two days after the alleged assault. He posted a $1,500 bond and was released a short time later.

According to an arrest warrant, Bryant grabbed his mother, Angela Bryant, by her t-shirt and ripped the shirt and her bra.

Bryant then grabbed his mother "by her hair and hit her across the face with his ball cap," said the arrest warrant affidavit. (READ THE AFFIDAVIT HERE.)

Capt. Ron Smith updated reporters on the steps of the DeSoto police station on Tuesday morning.

"It's pretty straightforward: he and his mom got into an argument," said Smith. "Yesterday, our detectives got the report and followed up on it. We issued a warrant for Desmond Bryant, his arrest. He turned himself in yesterday around 4 o'clock."


The charge is a Class-A misdemeanor and is punishable by one year in county jail. The incident happened Saturday afternoon on a street called Longmeadow, Smith said.

Smith said it's not clear what the two were arguing about. Bryant's mother said she was injured, but not so severely that she needed medical attention.

But when detectives interviewed her on Monday, she displayed evidence of a scuffle.

"She has some bruising on the upper part of her arm, one of her wrists is swollen as well as one of her thumbs," said Smith.

The Dallas Cowboys have made no comment yet about the arrest.

Bryant has had his share of problems off the field.

In January he was involved in a fight with Lil Wayne at a Miami Beach night club, but he was never arrested or charged.

Last year he was temporarily banned from NorthPark Center for wearing saggy pants and arguing about it with security officers.

And he was sued by jewelry makers who claimed he owes $800,000 for unpaid merchandise and $50,000 for an unpaid loan.

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