IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett offered his support Wednesday for troubled wide receiver Dez Bryant, who is facing jail time and a suspension by the NFL for his arrest last week on a Class A misdemeanor for allegedly assaulting his mother.
"I have spoken to Dez a number of times since the incident last week," Garrett said after the first day of a three-day practice session for rookies and selected veterans at Valley Ranch. "First and foremost, we support Dez Bryant's family. We support Dez. We support his mom; we want to help them in any way that we can. We have the resources to do that."
Dez Bryant and his mother, Angela, held a brief news conference on Tuesday to release a statement saying that even though there was an incident, no violence took place, and they love each other.
A Dallas County district attorney's spokeswoman said the case filed by DeSoto, Texas, police against Dez Bryant includes an affidavit of nonprosecution from the complainant. The affidavit means the complainant doesn't want to proceed.
Yet the district attorney's office is still reviewing the case and hasn't determined if it will press charges against Dez Bryant.
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