Cowboys Set Strict Set of Rules For Dez Bryant
(IRVING, Texas) -- If wide receiver Dez Bryant wants to make a positive contribution for the Dallas Cowboys this season, he'll have to do so under the team's strict set of rules.
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett announced that team and Bryant have agreed to a set of guidelines he must follow if he wants to stay on the field. Bryant will have a midnight curfew. He cannot consume alcohol or go to strip clubs, and he can only attend nightclubs that are team approved. He has to go to counseling twice a week.
In addition, he'll be watched by a three-man rotating security team that will have at least member with Bryant at all times. The security will also drive him to practices, games, and team functions.
The guidelines stem from a July 14 arrest in which Bryant was charged with allegedly assaulting his mother. He was charged with a Class A misdemeanor. It is still being determined whether charges will be filed or not.
"Like we've talked before, we want to support Dez Bryant and we want to support Dez Bryant's family and do anything that we can as an organization using our players assistance, players development program to help him, just like we would with any player," Garrett said.
Despite being a talented player, Bryant's maturity has been an issue with him ever since he was in college. Last season, the 23-year-old Bryant made 63 catches for 928 yards as well as nine touchdowns.
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