Jul 172012

Cowboys’ wide receiver Dez Bryant was arrested today on misdemeanor domestic violence charges. This is a major red mark on an offseason that was so far going so well for Bryant, as he got himself into the best shape of his career and earned praise from several prominent people, including Owner/GM Jerry Jones, who praised the former 1st round pick’s maturity.

Contrary to popular belief, Bryant has never actually been arrested before, but he does have a bad reputation for several reasons and Roger Goodell has shown that he’ll factor in reputation when assessing potential discipline, especially with big name athletes, like he did with Ben Roethlisberger. Bryant still looks primed for a big fantasy season as a 3rd year receiver (that’s the breakout year), so it’s worth monitoring the situation. Any suspension should drop him in the fantasy rankings.

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