Lawsuits vs. shopping maven Dez Bryant stacking up
It’s been established that Dez Bryant has no trouble shopping.
No problem at all.
Paying his bills, well, maybe he needs a little help.
The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver continues on a whirlwind offseason of negative publicity. A week after his saggy pants, criminal trespass warning adventure at NorthPark Center Mall, he’s now been named in two lawsuits for not paying for merchandise he’s bought.
News surfaced on Monday that Bryant owes big-time money for some diamond-encrusted jewelry he purchased a year ago. The Dallas Morning News reports today that Bryant has also been sued in a separate case in which he owes $293,000 for jewelry and $12,350 for tickets to sporting events.
And Bryant got upset when Deion Sanders suggested last week that he needs help.
A New York jeweler is coming after Bryant for $246,000 and in the latest report new motions have been filed in a case in Tarrant County, Texas. Per the report, Bryant’s “advisor” David Wells had no comment.
“My client’s counsel in New York has been trying for at least six months to get him to pay,” said attorney Mike Bowers, representing the New York jeweler. “We still would obviously like to have a satisfactory resolution to this outside of a trial.
“I think our lawsuit puts it in crystal-clear context. My client would like to get paid.”
In the Tarrant County suit, Eleow Hunt claims he sold jewelry and tickets to Bryant on credit after Wells reached out on Bryant’s behalf. Per the report, Wells said he needed the jewelry and tickets to convince Bryant to allow him to serve as his agent.
The more stories come out the more it looks like Sanders, Bryant’s former advisor, might be dead on. When you hear about tales like this, you quickly realize how some players are broke the day their careers end.
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