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DeSOTO — DeSoto police released an arrest warrant affidavit and 911 tape Tuesday in the arrest of Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver Dez Bryant.
Bryant's mother, Angela, called police after a fight at her home Saturday afternoon and had the following exchange:
ANGELA BRYANT: “[Dez] picked up a ball and tried to hit me with it. Then he grabbed me."
911 OPERATOR: "Are you injured?"
ANGELA BRYANT: "My clothes been torn off. He tore my shirt off and pulled my hair."
According to the arrest affidavit, Dez Bryant “grabbed his mother by her hair and hit her across the face with his ball cap and repeatedly struck her in the hands and wrists."
She implied to the 911 dispatcher that it's not the first time.
"I can't keep letting him do this," she said. "I'm going to put an end to this today. I'm sorry."
When detectives called Angela Bryant days later, she told them she felt pain and had some minor injuries.
“She had some bruising on the upper part of her arm, one wrist was swollen and one of her thumbs," said Desoto police Capt. Ron Smith.
Bryant's mother signed a sworn statement about the assault. With that and the physical evidence, police issued a warrant.
Dez Bryant turned himself in Monday afternoon. His attorney, Texas Sen. Royce West, was there.
"It's an unfortunate incident," West said. "I think we have a family issue that has come to surface, and we are going to try and work to get it resolved."
West said Bryant has always provided for his family and loves his mother. However police say Angela Bryant is not dropping the charges, and wants the Cowboys' wide receiver criminally prosecuted.
The domestic violence charge against Dez Bryant is a Class A misdemeanor for assault with bodily injury. If he is convicted, the charge could potentially result in a $4,000 fine and up to a year in jail.