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News: Source: Cowboys' Bryant may need new deal to fix finances

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by Risen Star, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Dez Bryant is headed into the season hoping to put his financial woes of the off-season in his rearview mirror.

    But according to a source, Bryant's problems won't be completely solved until he earns more money or signs a new contract.

    Bryant faced two lawsuits in the spring seeking more than $850,000 from the Dallas Cowboys receiver. One of the suits was settled, but one is alive in Tarrant County.


    Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/09/06/3341701/source-cowboys-bryant-may-need.html#ixzz1XGf61kEd
  2. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    IMO, this has very little to do with football, but I hope he learns from this. Unless your talking about a house or car, there's no reason for him to get anything, that he can't pay for right then in person.
  3. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    Classic case of spending more than you will earn... Talk about bad decisions, who's his NO man as Deion stated?
  4. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Wow....this is genius way by Dez to get a new deal.

    He is so talented and important to our team. Charge more then you can pay and let the team give you a raise to pay your bills........so you can play and stay out of jail. epic.
  5. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    I've got to be honest, this smells really bad.
  6. adbutcher

    adbutcher K9NME

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    I love it when my source tells me stuff. Just the other day, a little kid, whose name shall remain anonymous told me that Clarence was a sissy....true story, I have a source.:wink2:
  7. Smith22

    Smith22 Well-Known Member

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    The math doesn't add up.

    Eleow Hunt, of Colleyville, alleges that Bryant and his adviser, David Wells, owe him about $600,000

    He earned $2.84 million in 2010 in salary, signing and roster bonuses. He will make $1.1 million in base salary this season.
    Dockery's numbers
  8. Smith22

    Smith22 Well-Known Member

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    If you make close to $4 million in 2 seasons, paying back 600K or 800K shouldn't be an issue, unless you are spending like our government does.
  9. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    It is so shocking a negative article about a star player would come out less than a week before the start of the season! The Dallas media is really on top of it :rolleyes:
  10. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    So the kid has made 4 million dollars and Clarence thinks he needs a raise to pay off a 600 thousand dollar debt that worst case he would probably have to pay half of?

    Clarence needs to go back to math class.
  11. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    It's like this writer, and most Dallas media really. They sit and think of the most inopportune times to write something about the team. It cannot be uplifting or positive about the organization or a player. If an ounce of sunshine is pumped for this team or anyone on it, it has to be re-edited so that it can fit the ESPN/DMN/ST mantra hate and spin-o-RAMA.

    I cannot for a second imagine anyone paying for ESPN access of any kind.

    I would have a seriously hard time containing myself if I saw this fool or JJT out in public. I honestly would have to say something.

    Seriously? You have NOTHING at all under the sun to write about except this rediculous claim, that you cannot substantiate. You have no physical proof to support your story except the stupid and overabused "source" source.

    How completely trashy and without talent. Guys/Gals! We could write something far better and far more entertaining than this. :)
  12. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    I remember last year right before the Jets played the Vikings that whole deal about Favre and the email pictures came out. I'm sure it was just coincidence.
  13. tyke1doe

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    The story says he faces two lawsuits seeking almost $850,000.

    He earned $2.84 million in salary last year. Let's subtract about 30 percent of that via federal taxes. So he's coughing up more than $850,000 in taxes alone. Leaving him a little under $1.9 million.
    Then let's factor in health insurance and retirement, another 7 percent (guess), which is about $133,000. He's now close to $1.77 million. And then let's assume he's living large, has body guards, buys expensive jewelry and cars, supporting his family and friends, etc.
    No telling how much that costs.

    Now apply the same to his $1.1 million salary.

    Then, he will likely have to pay attorneys costs defending both lawsuits.

    Do you see how quickly his money can be eaten up?
  14. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Negativity sells. Because we're buying. GO COWBOYS!
  15. hornitosmonster

    hornitosmonster Well-Known Member

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    Hope Dez learns. I read an interesting thing on Larry Fitzgerald. He has yet to touch any of his signing bonuses. He lives on his regular salary and endorsements. His bonuses total around 50 million.
  16. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    it isn't like he can't get a loan to take care of this.
  17. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    No mention of following up with Dez either to confirm if he does not have the money or made arrangements for the second loan.
  18. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton it was the grave marked unknown right beside

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    I'd guess he'd also have an agent.
  19. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    Your math is off. He is paying 35% of his income for the privilege of living in the USA.
  20. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    His management/agent/representation took 8-15% off the top of his contract as well.

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