(CBS Sports) When news of Dez Bryant‘s arrest on a misdemeanor domestic abuse charge broke Monday night, one TV station quoted Bryant as saying, “I’m good, I’m good,” when he was reached on the phone.
News emerged Tuesday morning that Bryant had some kind of pushing incident with his mother, but the latest report is darker than what was originally thought.
According to the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Bryant’s mother could be heard on the 911 call telling somebody else in the room that her son “tried to kill me.”
Angela D. Bryant told police, via the Star Telegram, that the Cowboys receiver “hit her across the face with a ball cap, pulled her hair, tore her shirt and bra, and repeatedly struck her hands and wrists when she tried to push him away.”
The 37-year-old Angela Bryant then reportedly told somebody in the room, “Babe, I can’t keep letting him do this. … I can’t let him do me like this. I’m tired. I’m going to put an end to it today.”
Police didn’t immediately arrest Dez Bryant on Saturday because there was no evidence of an assault, but two days later, after police issued a warrant for his arrest, he turned himself in before immediately posting bond. Angela Bryant told the 911 operator after the incident that nobody had been drinking or using drugs. When the operator asked if anybody was armed, she said, “Not yet,” but noted that her son tried to hit her with a ball.
According to the police report, Angela Bryant complained of pain in her wrists, hands, arms and chest. She apparently had swelling around her wrists and left thumb and bruising on her upper arms.
“It’s pretty straightforward,” DeSoto, Tx., police captain Ron Smith said during a Tuesday news conference. “He and his mom got in an argument. It’s physical. She got some injuries. We made the arrest …
“Whatever led to it is really not an issue for us. We have an injured person. We have a suspect. We’re going to move forward.”
The domestic violence charge is a Class A misdemeanor that could result in a fine of up to $4,000 and a year in jail.