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NorthPark Says Dez Isn't Banned



    In what will hopefully be the last word on the Great Dez Bryant Mall Ban of 2011, NorthPark Center said Friday that the Cowboys player is welcome to return.

    In a statement Friday, NorthPark Center spokesman David Margulies said the mall considers the matter closed.

    "Mr. Bryant is welcome to join the millions of valued customers who shop and dine at NorthPark Center," he said.

    The saga began when off-duty officers stopped Bryant and some of his friends at the mall last weekend because of saggy pants.

    Dallas police said Bryant was issued a criminal trespass warning after he allegedly cussed out the officers. Such a warning comes with a 60-day ban, police said.

    But Bryant and his adviser, David Wells, have disputed all along that the receiver was banned from the upscale Dallas mall. Wells met with NorthPark officials on Wednesday to sort the matter out.

    On Thursday, Margulies told the Dallas Morning News that the mall was not disputing the police report about the incident -- but didn't directly address whether or not Bryant was banned.

    The questions kept coming, apparently prompting Friday's statement.