Mom has second thoughts about case against Dez Bryant

Dez and Angela Bryant

Credit: Family photo

A family photo shows Dez Bryant with his mother, Angela Bryant.

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Associated Press

Posted on July 23, 2012 at 7:17 PM

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant's mother has told authorities that she doesn't want to pursue a case against her son after an argument allegedly turned violent.

A Dallas County district attorney's spokeswoman says the case DeSoto police filed against Bryant includes an "affidavit of non-prosecution" from Angela Bryant, which means she doesn't want to proceed.

Police in the southern Dallas suburb arrested Dez Bryant last week after a July 14 incident in which he allegedly hit his mother across the face with a ball cap.

A police affidavit said Bryant grabbed his mother by her T-shirt, causing her bra to tear.

Because this is a pending case, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office could only say that the circumstances will be evaluated just like any other family violence case.

Royce West, Bryant's attorney, didn't return a message on Monday.

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