Dez Bryant said over the weekend that his money problems are behind him. The total amount Bryant is/was being sued for exceeded $800,000. A report today from Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas states that Bryant still owes a jeweler over $600,000.
The lawsuit has been filed by Eleow Hunt, but is currently on hold. Watkins writes:
The lawsuit says Bryant, who was a sophomore at Oklahoma State when the spending spree began, was supposed to repay Hunt when he signed either an NFL or promotional contract, whichever came first. Bryant and adviser David Wells signed 17 receipts from January 2009 to July 2010, the lawsuit said. The longest wait between purchases was 2½ months.
He settled a lawsuit filed earlier this year for an undisclosed amount. A New York-based jeweler said Bryant owed them $246,000 for purchases.
Bryant is hopeful to settle this lawsuit when the NFL lockout ends, when he’ll receive a $1 million roster bonus.
Of course, Bryant could lose a portion of his roster bonus if he doesn’t complete the offseason workout program, which is hard to do with the lockout.
And well… It looks like fans are not alone in wanting the lockout to end. Players like Bryant, who’s immaturity is coming back to haunt him, need the lockout to end so they can get their money and pay those debts.