It seems that owner Jerry Jones is up to his old tricks once again, this time with current wide receiver, Dez Bryant. Lately, the young wideout has gotten himself into some legal problems. The Cowboys want to minimize the damage by placing multiple guidelines in terms of Bryant’s conduct away from the field.
Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys has been known to have his share of problematic players in the past. The Dallas Cowboys were always willing to provide players with a second chance even if it meant disregarding any legal troubles that may have been associated with that particular player.
Defensive tackle Tank Johnson and cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones were two players that come to mind. After being released by the Chicago Bears in 2007, the Cowboys signed defensive tackle Tank Johnson despite his legal issues off the field. Dallas had also given Adam Jones an opportunity to play for the team despite his unacceptable behavior away from the game of football.
The Cowboys were very much focused on steering Pacman Jones to the right direction. In order to do so, the team had provided Pacman Jones with a bodyguard to watch his every move. As many of you know, the plan was unsuccessful and the Cowboys had no choice, but to release the troubled cornerback.
The very same guidelines that were given to Pacman Jones in the past are now being handed down to Dez Bryant. These protocols ranges anywhere from midnight curfews, counseling sessions, and get this… avoiding alcohol as well as visiting strip clubs. Similar to Pacman Jones, a bodyguard will also tail the young Bryant, however this time; Bryant has been given the opportunity to choose his own protector.
Dez Bryant and his advisors accepted the rules and regulations. The guidelines were placed on August 23rd. For Bryant’s sake and the Cowboys, let’s hope that this plan doesn’t turn out like the Pacman Jones incident.
Source: NBC Sports
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