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News: FWST: Bryant tells Jordan Brand "let me show you I'm worthy" by working for free

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Clarence Hill

    Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is so confident in his abilities to not only adhere to Jordan's advice of staying out of trouble but also continuing to develop as one of the league top game breakers that he will not get paid the first year of his three-year endorsement deal with Jordan Brand at his request.

    According to a source, it was Bryant’s idea to work for free the first year of the deal outside of athletic gear/apparel and prove himself worthy of the Jordan Brand.

    “He told Jordan, let me show you,” the source said.

    Read more here: http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.co...y-by-working-for-free-the-1st-yr-of-deal.html
  2. DCBoysfan

    DCBoysfan Hardwork and Dedication Zone Supporter

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    You dont hear that everyday.
  3. Bowdown27

    Bowdown27 Well-Known Member

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    I'm impressed. When does an athlete just not care about getting paid? Good for dez
  4. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    When it's Michael Jeffrey Jordan you are trying to represent apparently.


    Good for Dez. This could be a business move that could take care of him for life if he plays his cards right.
  5. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    Yeah he could hit a home run money wise if he can keep it inbetween the navigational lines.
  6. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Whoever is advising/mentoring Dez this past year is doing an outstanding job!
  7. xpistofer

    xpistofer Member

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    such a bad apple...wish we didn't draft him. :banghead:

    ;)
  8. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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  9. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    Good for him. I guess the only thing he could have done better, was take the money but donate 100% of it to charity.

    I hope Dez continues down the right path, the sky is the limit for him.
  10. QT

    QT Active Member

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    "Of course, if you know Bryant the Jordan gear is like money to him."

    Have you seen the prices of the retro Jordan's lately?
  11. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Dez might have the biggest chip on his shoulder I've ever seen.

    Dude is dead set on proving tht he's matured.
  12. Sportsbabe

    Sportsbabe Well-Known Member

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    OMG .... I feel all squenchy inside:catty:
  13. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    Great to hear this, but I wish Dez would just stick with the Vapor Carbons. The Jumpman cleats he wore this season were nasty.
  14. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    You've gotta give Dez credit for his willingness to prove himself. How many athletes nowadays would propose such an act-of-faith-type deal to their potential sponsor? Practically none that I know of. Now, THAT'S what you'd have to call a deal they can't refuse! Gotta admit here, I've been a little bit skeptical of Dez's sincerity in the past but that's pretty doggone hard to ignore. Perhaps there really IS something to this turnaround thing! At the same time, it gives him added impetus to keep his nose clean in the future. Now, that's a pretty good motivational tool, if you ask me. Ah lak it, ah lak it a lawt!!
  15. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun. Zone Supporter

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    I had the exact same thought initially. But at the same time credit should be given to Dez for the fact that he is listening. The best mentor/advisor in the world can't mentor without a willing student. It seems Dez is determined to break free of the label he was given. That is great news for us as Cowboys fans and for everyone who cares for Dez as a human being.

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