Cowboys' Dez Bryant still has midnight curfew

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant reacts to the fans after the Cowboys beat the St. Louis...

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant reacts to the fans after the Cowboys beat the St. Louis Rams in their NFL football game in Arlington, Texas September 22, 2013. (REUTERS/Mike Stone)

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Dez Bryant is a 25-year-old man, who makes millions of dollars playing football for the Dallas Cowboys, and still has to be home by midnight.

The rule was one of a few put in place for the wide receiver in 2012, after Bryant was charged with assault stemming from an incident involving his mother.

The charges were dropped, with the stipulation that he must attend counseling and stay out of trouble for a year.

Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones said recently he believes the rules still need to be in place two years removed from the charges.

“He doesn’t need to drop his guard,” Jones told ESPN at the NFL owners meeting. “In some respect, none of us do.”

The list of rules that Bryant agreed to follow includes:

  • Midnight curfew. And if he is going to miss it, a team official must be told in advance
  • No alcohol
  • He can’t go to strip clubs and can only attend nightclubs if the team approves it and he has a security team with him
  • He must attend counseling sessions twice a week
  • A three man security team that rotates, leaving one man with Bryant at all times
  • Members of the security team must drive Bryant to practice, games, and any team function

The list, as harsh as it may seem, were Bryant’s idea. He was concerned that the Cowboys organization wouldn’t trust him after the charges in 2012, so he and his management team brainstormed a set of rules and brought them to the club.

Bryant has completed a full year of counseling and has managed to stay out of trouble.

But it appears the club isn’t going remove the rules any time soon.


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