Following the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft on Thursday, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones met with members of the media to discuss a wide range of topics, from the state of the franchise, to first round selection, USC tackle Tyron Smith, to the current labor situation, which, as of last hour, took another turn, with the owners winning a stay the U.S. Court Appeals.
Toward the end of the session, Jones was asked about last year’s first round pick, receiver Dez Bryant.
Jones had yet to discuss Bryant’s eventful offseason--in which he has run into a controversy involving sagging pants and an off-duty police officer at Northpark Center Mall, and faced two lawsuits, claiming he owes more than $850,000 for jewelry, loans and tickets to sporting events.
The Northpark incident and one of the lawsuits have been put to rest--Bryant was invited back to the mall in a letter by a Northpark spokesman, and he reached a settlement on one of the lawsuits last month--but Jones said he will speak to Bryant about the incidents on Friday.
"We talked today," Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. "I wanted to make sure that he was going to come here tomorrow and, more importantly, to meet with out trainers. But we'll grab some time ... before the draft, and we'll talk about some of those issues."
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