Dez Bryant's adviser: 'He's got a plan'
No new lawsuits against Dez Bryant have surfaced today – yet – but his advisor has popped up.
David Wells, the former Dallas bail bondsman, emerged today to appear on ESPN 103.3 in Dallas on The Ben & Skin Show to address the avalanche of negative publicity Bryant has received as reports of his refusal to, you know, pay for goods received have flourished.
Per Wells, Bryant is in a “dark place” right now. Whether or not his current location would become illuminated if he would pay for the diamonds, jewelry, tickets, rent and whatever else he owes money for, who knows?
“I talked to him yesterday and he wants to get past this,” Wells said, per ESPN Dallas. “He wants to get all these deals past him and closure. He’s in a dark place in his life. Until you find that light, you’re going to continue to be in a dark place. ... He’s got a plan that he talked to me about yesterday, that he wants to move forward with. The greatest thing in the end is if Dez comes out and does what he has to do in the community, as a father, with the Cowboys organization, then I think he’ll be OK.
“I’ll put my father hat on. Everybody’s worried when a child leaves home. You never know what is going to happen. But I think he is progressing. I know there’s a difference of opinion about where he is progressing, but I’ve seen some things change in him. It’s a struggle. But if I give up now, what does that say about the next kid that’s coming out of prison, that’s on the street, that calls me and says, ‘Hey man, can you help me?’
“I told (him) I’m going to be in this thing until the end. I’m going to fight until the end. And I’m going to try to keep the core group of people that we have around him. I’ve heard different things about people on the outside that want to comment, but until you’ve walked in my shoes, you can’t say anything.”
Bryant must address these issues and resolve them or they are not going to go away. Per the reports, Wells helped secure credit for him to get much of the jewelry. So, Wells has real culpability in this mess as well.
“He’s got a plan that he talked to me about yesterday, that he wants to move forward with," Wells said. "The greatest thing in the end is if Dez comes out and does what he has to do in the community, as a father, with the Cowboys organization, then I think he’ll be OK.”
You’ve got to seriously question what kind of “advising” Wells has been doing for Bryant all along. Maybe Deion Sanders was right. Maybe he needs help. A payment plan would be a great thing too.
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