After an embarassing arrest last week, Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant appeared at a press conference yesterday where a lawyer revealed that his mother, Angela Bryant, does not want to press charges against him. Deets inside……………
We told you earlier about the domestic dispute star NFLer Dez Bryant had with his half brother and mother–where Dez allegedly hit his mother in the face with a hat–but now Dez and his mom seem to have made amends. Appearing at a press conference yesterday, both Dez and Angela sat quietly as a lawyer read a prepared statement that said Angela did not want to file charges against Dez.
In fact, Angela filed an Affidavit of Non Prosecution with the DeSoto Police Department expressing that their "issues" would be best solved through counseling.
The statement said,
"They are here together today to show they do love and support each other, just as much as they did before the incident a week ago. But like all families, the Bryants have disagreements."
Mr. Bryant and his family understand the serious nature of family violence. They believe when all of the facts are reviewed, Mr. Bryant will be cleared of any allegations of family violence."
Angela Bryant does not want charges filed against her son. Ms. Bryant has had an opportunity to speak with other people who witnessed the incident and has filed an Affidavit of Non Prosecution with the DeSoto Police Department. She recognizes that under the law, filing of the affidavit may not impact the legal outcome of her complaint. She asks that her affidavit be taken into consideration in deciding whether it is in the best interest of her family for this to continue in the legal system or allow them to resolve the issue as a family.
Dez and his mother believe this is a family matter that can be worked out through counseling.
They ask that there not be a rush to judgment concerning their family. They also ask for your continued prayers and support for their family as they work through this matter."
So does it end there? Not really. Decisions still have to be made by the Dallas district attorney’s office (who can still proceed with charges) and fans are wondering if Dez will miss any games with the Cowboys. We’re aware it’s not the first time Dez & his mom have had some issues.
We’ll keep you posted.
Watch the press conference here: