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Dez Bryant has settled latest debt per Jerry Jones

Cowboys owner says WR maturing Brad Biggs

Print This December 31, 2011, 03:21 PM EST

Not only has Dez Bryant settled up his debt with a New York investment firm, he’s matured incredibly over the last two seasons.

This, according to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who has probably been as concerned as anyone about the dealings of the mercurial wide receiver.

The Boston Herald reported earlier this week that Bryant owed more than $50,000 on a $100,000 loan and was more than a year past due. There was talk of Bryant potentially being served at the team’s hotel this weekend in advance of the game with the New York Giants Sunday night at MetLife Stadium.

Problem averted, according to Jones, who talked about the wide receiver Friday on 105.3 FM in Dallas.

“I've got some familiarity with the details, quite a bit familiarity with the details of this business that he had this week off the field," Jones said, according to the Dallas Morning News. "I would say that that is the reason you have disagreements. I know firsthand that the bill was paid and accepted, so I can't say and wouldn't say any more about that."

This is just the latest in unpaid bills for Bryant, who has been dodging bill collectors as much as he has been attempting to evade defensive backs.

“His maturation over the last two years has been outstanding," Jones said. "Relative to his habits with meetings, on time, timeliness, preparation and the kinds of things we were concerned about when we drafted him he's made tremendous progress."

That should be a relief. Maybe Bryant will stay out of the headlines for off-field transactions for a while now.

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Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune


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jerry jones jr
Dec 31, 2011
06:14 PM

Jeff Fuller?

jerry jones jr
Dec 31, 2011
06:14 PM

Jeff Fuller?

Dec 31, 2011
10:26 PM

I guess Jerry paid that one himself not wanting to take any chances on Bryant getting arrested before the big game.

Jan 01, 2012
06:01 AM

You are truly well informed about this topic. I really like the way you have put the light on this topic in the way that everyone can easily understand.

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