More Jungle Crimes, Who’s counting?

July 17, 2012 – Dez Bryant’s mom alleges Dez assaulted her

Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant was arrested Monday after he allegedly assaulted his mother, Angela, on Saturday, according to DeSoto, Texas, police captain Ron Smith.

According to the incident report, Bryant became angry when his mother asked him to leave her home during an argument Saturday afternoon.  Initially, at a Tuesday news conference, Smith said Bryant slapped his mother in the face, but the police report, which was released later Tuesday, clarified that Bryant allegedly grabbed her by her T-shirt and hair and “hit her across the face with his ball cap.”

Angela Bryant, whose T-shirt and bra were allegedly torn during the incident, indicated on a 911 call that this was not the first time she was assaulted by her son. 

“I can’t keep letting him do this,” said Angela Bryant, who made the call from the nearby home of family friend and adviser David Wells. “I can’t keep letting him do me like this. I’m tired. I’m going to put an end to it today. I’m going to put an end to it today. I’m tired.”

 

July 17, 2012 – Marshawn Lynch arrested for DUI

The California Highway Patrol says Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was arrested in the Oakland area for investigation of DUI.

Officer Peter van Eckhardt said late Monday that the 26-year-old Lynch was arrested early Saturday in the city of Emeryville.

Lynch was taken to the Santa Rita Jail, where he was cited and later released. Van Eckhardt says Lynch took a chemical test but it wasn’t clear whether that was a blood or breath test.

Lynch had stayed clear of trouble with the Seahawks since coming to Seattle during the 2010 season.

In June 2008, he pleaded guilty to a traffic violation and admitted to driving off after striking a female pedestrian with his car near the downtown bar district in Buffalo, N.Y.

In March 2009, Lynch pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge in Los Angeles, after police discovered a semiautomatic handgun in a backpack located in the trunk of a parked car Lynch was sitting in.

 

July 16, 2012 – Road rage led to Elvis Dumervil arrest

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. —  Police say the arrest of Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil was preceded by a road-rage incident in which Dumervil and another man allegedly lifted their shirts and displayed firearms to people in another vehicle.

When police arrived, Dumervil was still stopped in traffic. Police ordered Dumervil out of the car at gunpoint and placed him in handcuffs, the report said. The former fourth-round pick told them he didn’t have a gun, but officers say they found a gun in the car’s glove compartment.

The report said a gun was also found on the floor of the Mercedes behind the driver’s seat.

Dumervil was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He bonded out of jail. Attorney Harvey Steinberg says he expects authorities to clear his client after they conclude their investigation.

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