Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Dez Bryant, jeweler reach settlement
By Calvin Watkins
IRVING, Texas -- The civil lawsuit between Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and a Colleyville, Texas, jeweler and ticket broker has been settled and the case dismissed, according to the player's lawyer, Texas State Sen. Royce West.
Eleow Hunt had sued Bryant for unpaid jewlery and tickets to sporting events and unpaid personal loans that collectively totaled in excess of $600,000, according to court records filed in Tarrant County.
Bryant, who was unavailable for comment, paid Hunt between $400,000 to $500,000. West would not disclose the actual figures of the settlement.
The lawsuit claimed that Bryant, who was a sophomore at Oklahoma State when the spending spree allegedly began, was supposed to repay Hunt when he signed either an NFL or promotional contract, whichever came first.
Beth Ann Blackwell, Hunt's attorney, did not respond to an email seeking comment.
Calvin Watkins covers the Cowboys for ESPNDallas.com.