Cowboys' Dez Bryant arrested in DeSoto

Dez Bryant

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was arrested in DeSoto. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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by REBECCA LOPEZ and JASON WHITELY

WFAA

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 16 at 11:11 PM

DeSOTO — Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was arrested by DeSoto police on Monday, News 8 has learned.

The nature of the charge Bryant is facing was not immediately clear. City officials said records relating to the arrest would not be released until Tuesday.

When contacted by News 8 reporter Rebecca Lopez, Bryant downplayed the "incident," saying only, "I'm good, I'm good."

Bryant was spending time with a close friend on Monday evening.

The Oklahoma State University star was selected by the Cowboys in the 2010 NFL Draft. Bryant was declared ineligible by the NCAA for OSU's 2009 season after having undisclosed contact with former Dallas player Deion Sanders.

His Cowboys career has been tinged with controversy, starting with his refusal to carry the pads of a senior player during his rookie training camp.

In March 2011, Bryant received a criminal trespass wraning from off-duty police officers at NorthPark Center in Dallas after refusing an order to leave the shopping mall.

One week later, Bryant was facing two lawsuits for allegedly failing to pay for more than $850,000 of custom-made jewelry.

Last December, there was a report that Bryant was being sued for failing to repay $100,000 of borrowed money.

In January, Bryant was involved in a fight at a Miami nightclub.

Bryant had nine touchdowns during the 2011 NFL season.

E-mail rlopez@wfaa.com and jwhitely@wfaa.com

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