Dallas Cowboys receiver and former Oklahoma State star Dez Bryant turned himself into DeSoto, Texas, police on Monday and was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, according to multiple reports.
According to police, Bryant was booked after turning himself in without incident.
KDFW-TV in Dallas reported that police responded to a family violence call in DeSoto on Saturday night. Bryant was charged with a Class A misdemeanor for assaulting a family member. The woman, who police declined to identify or elaborate on her relationship to Bryant, did not need to be taken to the hospital for her injuries.
Bryant confirmed the incident to WFAA-TV in Dallas, but would not go into specifics.
“I'm good. I'm good,” he said.
Drew Rosenhaus, Bryant's agent, declined to comment. But the Cowboys did release a statement, saying “We are in the process of gathering information and will not have a comment at this time.”
Bryant's attorney, Royce West, says Bryant posted $1,500 bond after learning a warrant had been issued for his arrest.
DeSoto police said details would be released Tuesday. Under state law, family violence is an attack or “a threat” of imminent harm against a member of a family or household. It's a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
This is Bryant's first arrest, but not his first incident that led to police involvement since being drafted in 2010.
Last year, Bryant faced two lawsuits that sought in excess of $800,000 in unpaid bills. There was also an incident at a Dallas mall over low-hanging jeans and language that led to him being temporarily banned from the mall.
In January, Bryant was detained by police but not arrested after an alleged altercation at a Miami Beach nightclub.