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DALLAS Dez Bryant is making headlines again for his activities away from the gridiron.

Just a week after the Dallas Cowboys receiver had a run-in with Dallas police at NorthPark Center, he's now facing a $246,000 lawsuit over jewelry.

The custom pieces were made by the Rafaello & Company in New York. Court records show Bryant was invoiced three times for the merchandise last winter, and then again in June.

On Monday, Rafaello sued Bryant for non-payment involving two diamond bracelets, a diamond watch, a ladies necklace, and more.

Rafaello alleges that Bryant signed a purchase agreement for the jewelry, took possession of it, but failed to pay as agreed.

According to the suit, the money has been due for more than one year.

Bryant's advisor, David Wells, told News 8 there was a disagreement about the prices of the different pieces of jewelry. He said after the suit was filed, Bryant reached an agreement with the jeweler to pay for the merchandise.

But a spokesman for Rafaello & Company disputed that assertion. I am not aware of any agreement, he said. I am in contact with Mr. Bryant's counsel, and we have not reached any agreement.

E-mail dschechter@wfaa.com

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