When it comes to the media, Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is definitely one that is consistently under a microscope. Bryant was not happy with recent media coverage on Thursday and it showed when he left the locker room after directing a rant at reporters.
Apparently, it all started with Bryant being upset about a story ESPN reporter Jean-Jacques Taylor wrote last week. The two exchanged words before another teammate attempted to diffuse the situation. Dez also claims that Taylor used a racial slur towards his team mate, Devin Street. Street confirmed this. Bryant even suggest Cowboys Public Relations Director, Rich Dalrymple, get a handle on the situation but to no avail.
“I’ll make sure I put it out there since y’all not gonna say nothing. I’m make sure [people know] that y’all called Street a n*gga. I’m gonna post that on Twitter. Then I’m gonna let them know why I do this. I’m gonna let it be known why I do it,” Bryant said when he returned to the locker room.
Robert Klemko of The MMQB reported part of the exchange on Twitter. “Dez Bryant just blew up on a reporter, went on 10-min rant. Said Until they stop disrespecting this team, I don’t give a f—. Mother—–,” Klemko tweeted.
After learning Klemko shared the situation on Twitter, Bryant stated, “If you’re going to report something, report it right.” The two then engaged in an argument of their own.
Coach Jason Garrett and Cowboys’ senior vice president of public relations/communications, Rich Dalrymple, entered the locker room to calm things down and escorted Bryant out. Before leaving the locker room Bryant called the media “dirty” nine times. He later addressed the situation on Twitter (seen above).
What are your thoughts? Is the media unjustly scrutinizing Dez Bryant?