Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is charged with assaulting his mother | NFL
In a 911 call, the mother of Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant can be heard telling friends her son "tried to kill me" and that she is going to "put an end to it today."
Bryant's mother tells friends
her son 'tried to kill me'
In an emotional 911 call, the mother of Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant can be heard telling friends her son "tried to kill me" and that she is going to "put an end to it today."
Angela D. Bryant told police her son hit her across the face with a cap, pulled her hair, tore her shirt and bra, and repeatedly struck her hands and wrists when she tried to push him away, according to records released Tuesday by the DeSoto (Texas) Police Department.
"Babe, I can't keep letting him do this. ... I can't let him do me like this. I'm tired. I'm going to put an end to it today," the 37-year-old woman can be heard telling someone else in the room during her call to 911.
Dez Bryant, 23, surrendered to authorities Monday on a Class A misdemeanor warrant for assault with bodily injury and immediately posted bond. If convicted, he faces up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
Even if not found guilty of the criminal charge, Bryant could face discipline under the league's personal-conduct policy.
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