It appears the NFL is about to have a headache as big, if not bigger, than the Ray Rice situation last season. Rumours have been circulating for days about a serious video existing, purporting to show Dez Bryant doing something naughty. Finally some noted reporters are confirming that the tape does indeed exist, and more details are emerging as to what’s going on in same.
It appears that some nefarious dark characters from Bryant’s past have video footage of him punching a woman, and they are offering that video around to the highest bidder.
As per Terez Owens, a sports rumor blog, allegedly there’s video surveillance footage of Bryant punching a woman at a Dallas-area Wal-Mart. While Bryant’s former friends (and current extortionists) shop the video around, several screen grabs have been sent to sports media outlets. Many of those have confirmed they exist, and they show exactly what they are reported to show. Adam Schefter of ESPN has been working on this story since last September and although he won’t confirm the video exists, he is telling people to ‘check back later’ with him on the story. He certainly isn’t denying the story outright.
One of those media outlets who have been sent the screen grabs has said;
“it’s five times worse than the Ray Rice video.”
So far the NFL and Dallas have denied they know about the video. Bryant himself has not denied the video or the alleged incident exits, instead he is posting cryptic social media messages such as the below (a couple of days ago as rumours of the video began to swirl).
If Bryant is being shaken-down, that’s bad, sure. However, it’s still not as bad as a grown man punching a woman, whatever the circumstances. Bryant would be doing himself a huge favour if he were to come out and deny the accusations.
The fact he won’t leave the situation wide open to interpretation, and leaves Bryant very exposed. As Adam Schefter suggested, stay tuned to this one, it’s about to explode.