Rumor: Dez Bryant Contract Delay Due To Alleged Mystery Video Tape?

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Jan 4, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) talks to side judge Allen Baynes in the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at AT&T Stadium. Dallas beat Detroit 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

In 2011, Dez was sued for over $800,000 for jewelry he received while still in college at Oklahoma State. Later that same year, Bryant was thrown out of a shopping mall for wearing sagging pants. In the worst incident of all, in 2012, Dez physically assaulted his own mother and was arrested on charges of domestic violence.

Since then, Bryant’s off-the-field issues have been near non-existent or at least haven’t made headline news. That doesn’t mean things have exactly settled down around the high-profile player. In November, NFL Media Analyst Ian Rapaport reported that he found six instances of police going to Bryant’s house in DeSoto, TX.

The instances included reports of harassment, a robbery of his house, and the unlocking of his car in which a baby was locked inside. None of these calls resulted in any convictions and Bryant apparently was not at home during any of these instances.

But it still speaks to the company Dez keeps and the possible destructive environment which may prove to be his ultimate downfall. Which all makes the possibility of a mysterious video tape even more ominous.

"“Again, I want to be very careful about what I know, what I’ve heard and what’s out there,” Florio continued in his radio interview on Friday morning. “There’s talk of a video. I don’t know that it exists. I know among the people in the business, it has been a very commonly discussed reality for months now. I don’t know that it even exists. All I know is that there’s..I’ve heard it from multiple different people, multiple different times. I know people are looking for it. Remember when Ian Rapaport, I was talking abo9ut how he had that list of all the times the police went to Dez Bryant’s house. My understanding was he was looking for the tape. And that’s the best he could come up with. It may not even exist.”"

Despite the revelation about incidents at his home, on-the-field Bryant has really come into his own. He led the league in touchdown catches with 16, a career high. Dez also racked up 88 reception for 1,320 yards and helped the Cowboys get to the postseason for the first time in five years.

In 2014, Bryant also received his first NFL All-Pro first team nomination and was elected to his second Pro Bowl in a row. There is little question about Bryant’s abilities on the field. The only questions left are all off of it.

And this latest rumor about a mysterious video tape might all be much-ado about nothing. But it’s Bryant’s past issues that lend credibility to this alleged publicly unknown incident, unfounded or not.

"“There ultimately maybe nothing there and the Cowboys are worried about nothing. ” Florio continued. “And I guarantee you if anyone had that tape it would have been out by now. I don’t even know if the tape exists, let me be a 100% clear on that. That’s just the chatter. That there’s video of some incident that the Cowboys are afraid is going to come out and is going to have a Ray Rice-type of an impact on Dez Bryant over the long haul. Again, I don’t know much more beyond that. I just know that’s been the chatter.”"

Next, we look at how even mentioning Ray Rice is potentially horrifying for Cowboys fans and read Bryant’s reaction to this morning’s revealing radio interview.

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