Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was arrested Monday after being accused of attacking his mother during an argument, hitting her arms and face.
He faces a charge of family violence, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
The Cowboys had no comment on the latest stumble by Bryant since the Cowboys drafted him out of Oklahoma State in 2010.
Bryant, 23, surrendered Monday after police in DeSoto, south of Dallas, issued a warrant. Police said Angela Bryant called 911 on Saturday to complain her son was assaulting her. Police arrived to find her with a swollen wrist and thumb and bruising on her upper arms, police Capt. Ron Smith said. She told police she had grabbed Dez Bryant’s shirt and he forcefully knocked her arms away, Smith said. Police say he hit her on the face and pushed her in the chest.
Bryant was released a few hours later without talking to detectives, Smith said. His attorney, Royce West, said Bryant posted $1,500 bond.
In January, he was reportedly involved in a fight with the rapper Lil Wayne at a Miami nightclub.
SEAHAWKS: Running back Marshawn Lynch was seen weaving from lane to lane on Interstate 880 in the Oakland, Calif., area on Saturday morning, leading to his arrest for investigation of DUI.
An incident report released by the California Highway Patrol on Tuesday described Lynch driving a Ford Econoline van and having two near collisions with two other vehicles driving in adjacent lanes.
Authorities say Lynch was pulled over around 3:20 a.m. Saturday in Emeryville and showed signs of intoxication. After multiple field sobriety tests, Lynch was arrested and booked into jail, where he was cited and later released. Lynch took a chemical test.
COURTS: Jonathan Vilma’s hearing as he attempts to delay or overturn his season-long suspension has been moved up a week to July 26.
A U.S. District Court judge in Louisiana granted Vilma’s motion Tuesday, although Vilma sought a hearing for Thursday. The Saints open training camp next Tuesday.
Vilma was suspended by Commissioner Roger Goodell for his role in the team’s bounty program. He also has sued Goodell for defamation.
JAGUARS: A day after signing veteran place-kicker Josh Scobee to a long-term contract, the team waived former Georgia Bulldog Brandon Coutu.