Dez Bryant case goes to Dallas DA
The DeSoto, Texas, police department will file the Class A misdemeanor family violence charge against Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant with the Dallas County district attorney's office Friday, DeSoto captain Ron Smith said.
Bryant turned himself in Monday after a warrant was issued for his arrest on allegations that he assaulted his mother, Angela Bryant, during an argument at her home.
According to the incident report, Angela Bryant accused her son of grabbing her by the shirt and hair, hitting her in the face with his cap, striking her repeatedly in the hands and wrists and pushing her in the chest.
Smith, DeSoto's public information officer, said the police department has concluded its investigation and has opted to move forward with the charges.
"We're done with our work," Smith said. "We'll file with the district attorney's office and they'll take it from there."
Bryant, 23, faces up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000. He is also subject to a fine or suspension under the NFL's personal conduct policy. An NFL spokesman said the league will review the incident as appropriate.
Royce West, Bryant's attorney, did not immediately return a message requesting comment Friday.