Following up on a previous item
. ... Bryant is free on bond after he was arrested on a misdemeanor family violence charge. He turned himself in Monday afternoon to police in the southern Dallas suburb of DeSoto. His attorney, Royce West, says Bryant posted $1,500 bond after learning a warrant had been issued for his arrest. Reported by the Associated Press
According to the AP, family violence is an attack or "a threat" of imminent harm against a member of a family or household. It's a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. ... West said he was gathering details of the allegations and declined to elaborate or comment. Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple also declined to comment while the team gathered information. Meanwhile, as Profootballtalk.com's Michael David Smith suggested, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who has been one of Bryant’s strongest supporters, will surely be extremely disappointed by this development. ESPN's Andrew Brandt chimed as follows on Twitter: "Sense that Dez Bryant's going to soon spend some quality time with the Commissioner. ..." We agree on both counts. ... Stay tuned. DeSoto police said details would be released later today so we'll be watching for more.