Dez Bryant was smack dab in the middle of a downright national controversy back in the spring, when during a pre-draft meeting with the Miami Dolphins, and former Cowboys employees Jeff Ireland and Tony Sparano, Ireland asked the rookie wide receiver if his mother was a prostitute.
Much speculation came out about how the question came up. Some said it was because Ireland first asked with Dez's father did, and Dez replied, "My father's a pimp." So the follow-up question was pretty natural, right?
Well, according to Bryant, none of that matters anymore, and it shouldn't.
Fast-forward several months and Bryant is in Cowboys training camp trying to rehab a right high-ankle sprain in time to play in the regular season opener against the Redskins.
It just so happens, the Cowboys' final preseason game is against the Dolphins, led by Sparano & Co. But Bryant said he's over the hubbub about his mother and Ireland, the Dolphins' general manager.
"That has nothing to do with it at all," Bryant told ESPN.com's Calvin Watkins after Wednesday's practice. "That is in the past. It's strictly football. That's all it's about. Me going into that last game, I promise has nothing to do what was said.
"I'm pretty sure if I see [Ireland] on the field I will shake his hand and Coach Sparano's hand. Everything is good; [it's] just a lot of misunderstanding in that situation."
Good to see Bryant isn't holding any grudges. It was really an overblown situation anyway. The fact of the matter is, with all of the crazies in the NFL (especially at wide receiver), a pre-draft meeting is a HUGE job interview that probably should rival an FBI background check.
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