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

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Dec 4, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) yells on the sidelines during the second half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Dallas won 41-28. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

This is where things get scary for Cowboys fans. Anytime you reference former Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice, you are treading on very dangerous waters. Rice was suspended two games last season after striking his then-fiancee in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino. He was later suspended indefinitely by the league when surveillance camera video from within the elevator was released to the public.

Although that suspension was eventually overturned on appeal, Rice is still unemployed after being released from the Ravens last season. And any future similar incidents are expected to garner much harsher punishments by the league as they attempt to strongly discourage such behavior by their players. If a video tape with such an incident emerged involving Bryant, it’s scary to think indefinite suspension could be on the table.

Obviously, it all depends on the severity of incident on the video in question, if it even exists. When asked about what incident appears on the alleged video tape, Florio was quick to point out that this could all be just fiction.

"“This my be an urban legend like the Yeti, the Abominable Snowman, or the Loch Ness Monster. It may not exist. But that’s churning around out there. And people think that’s what’s keep the Cowboys from making the major, long term financial commitment. Because they’re afraid that the day after they fully guarantee however many dollars, that this video tape that may or may not exist…if that thing pops the day after they give him $50 million guaranteed, they have a problem. So, I think that’s had a lot to do with it.”"

Following the radio interview Friday morning, Bryant himself responded on Twitter.

Obviously, the Cowboys have a right to be concerned. But ultimately, Bryant has proven himself to be worthy the past two seasons. Although I’m not an advocate of jumping in with both feet at anytime, Dez Bryant’s talent on the field is so immense that Dallas may have no choice but to do so and simply hope for the best.

You can here the entire radio segment in question here.

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