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Raiderís Desmond Bryant arrested in Miami

2/24/13 in NFL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant landed himself in trouble on early morning Sunday after being arrested on a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief.
 
Desmond Bryant was booked into the Miami-Dade County jail at 9:24 a.m. ET, according to police records. The 27-year-old Desmond Bryant is being held on a $1,000 bail.
 
"We're aware of the situation and are gathering more information," said Oakland Raiders spokesman Zak Gilbert.
 
Further details to Desmond Bryant’s arrest are still unavailable.
 
Desmond Bryant is in his fifth season in NFL, after being signed as an undrafted agent out Harvard in 2009. Desmond Bryant came out strong towards the end of the 2012 season finishing with a forced fumble, 36 tackles and posting all of his four sacks in December. He played out a one-year contract last season while appearing in all 16 games and making eight starts.
 
However, the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was initially being associated with the arrest being made today in Miami, Florida. Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel created a lot of buzz due to Dez Bryant’s reputation, while initially started circulating the rumor on Twitter. Dez Bryant’s off-field troubles date back to his rookie season in 2010, he’s been arrested following an argument his mother and faced several lawsuits regarding unpaid loans.
 
However, after the mistake (due to similarity between the two NFL players’ names) was corrected, Dez Bryant, who had a breakout 2012 season finishing with 92 catches for 1,382 yards as well as 12 touchdowns, addressed the false arrest allegations. Dez Bryant claimed via Twitter that he was working out in Dallas on Sunday morning, which would make his arrest in Miami impossible.
 
Just a day earlier, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett admired the level of maturity and brighter perspective Dez Bryant had adopted with time.
 
"There's a correlation in the growth and development as a person and the growth and development of the player," said Jason Garrett. "I think what he's done more than anything else is just simply mature and it has a lot to do with the approach that he's taken."
 
"He's in a better place and that's a positive,” said Jerry Jones. “He's not around the kind of atmosphere or doesn't have the kind of risks that are involved in his life on or off the field that he had seven, eight months ago."
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