Dez Bryant and his mother, Angela Bryant, will speak publicly today for the first time since a recent family violence incident ended with Dez Bryant's arrest. The pair will speak this afternoon at the office of Attorney Royce West, who represents the Dallas Cowboys star.
A call for help was made July 14 from Angela Bryant's DeSoto home, claiming Bryant's son assaulted her; Dez Bryant turned himself into police Monday after an arrest warrant was issued on the allegations and he was released on $1,500 bond the same day. The wide receiver is accused of assaulting his mother during an argument at her home in the 800 block of Pleasant Run, allegedly grabbing his mother by the shirt and hitting her across the face with his ball cap.
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The Dallas County District Attorney is still considering whether to charge Bryant; spokesperson Jamille Bradford said, "Just like any family violence case, we will evalutate the case to determine how to proceed."
Angela Bryant initially filed a restraining order against her son; if convicted, the Cowboys star faces a fine up to $4,000 and a year in jail.
Daniel Novick is attending the press conference and will have a full report at 5 and 9 on CW33 News.