Dez Bryant's mother told friends that her son 'tried to kill me'

BY DEANNA BOYD, Fort Worth Star-Telegram Published: July 17, 2012

“And then he grabbed me. You'll see when you get here how my clothes look,” she tells the dispatcher.

Police did not immediately arrest Bryant because police saw no evidence of the assault. Evidence of the injuries, however, surfaced a day or two later, said DeSoto police Capt. Ron Smith during a news conference Tuesday morning.

Those injuries, according to the affidavit, included swelling to the woman's wrists and around her left thumb and bruising on her upper arms. Angela Bryant also complained of pain in her wrists, hands and arms and soreness in her chest from her son pushing her, the affidavit states.

“It's pretty straightforward,” Smith said. “He and his mom got in an argument. It's physical. She got some injuries. We made the arrest.”

Smith said he did not know what prompted the argument.

“Whatever led to it is really not an issue for us,” Smith said. “We have an injured person. We have a suspect. We're going to move forward.”

Bryant was unavailable for comment on Monday.

His attorney, Royce West, said his client turned himself in when he learned there was a warrant out for his arrest, and cooperated with police.

No court date has been set. West said he should have more information today.

The Cowboys released this statement through spokesman Rich Dalrymple: “We are in the process of gathering information and will not have a comment at this time.”

The incident comes less than two weeks before the start of the Cowboys' 2012 training camp, which begins officially on July 29 in Oxnard, Calif.

It ends what had been Bryant's quietest off-season.

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2012 the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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