Dez Bryant 'amazing customer' at mall that has banned him
What’s more disturbing? Dez Bryant couldn’t behave himself to avoid a 90-day ban from a shopping mall in Dallas or that he shopped at the Foot Locker store three days a week?
Apparently the NFLPA’s message to players to tighten their belts in anticipation of the lockout didn’t reach the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, who was also fond of the Gucci store at the NorthPark Center Mall and routinely tipped the valet guys $40 or $50 for taking care of his ride.
Instead of taking his business elsewhere, Bryant is working to get his way back into the mall. His adviser David Wells, a former bail bondsman in Dallas, went to the mall on his behalf, according to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Wells says Bryant has spent thousands of dollars at the mall and should be treated better. Surely, mall management realizes how much he has spent there. Surely, they’d like his business, but Bryant was reportedly issued a criminal trespass warning for causing a disturbance at the mall.
“It's not true," Wells told Hill. “I was there. I never saw a verbal warning. I went back up there Monday and talked to security and they said nothing was going to come of it.”
At the mall, Bryant is called an “amazing customer” at Gucci and at Foot Locker House of Hoops, they said he has all of the Jordan and LeBron shoes.
Maybe Bryant will consider shopping elsewhere with a lower profile. Wells said he likes the mall and that it has the stuff he wants. Talk about a dilemma for the lockout.
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