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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant arrested on family violence charge


(Tony Gutierrez - AP)

UPDATE (12:50 p.m.): The Dallas Morning News crime blog reported that Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant’s Monday arrest came after a physical confrontation with his mother caused by an argument on Saturday afternoon.

According to the report, Angela Bryant told police that her son “grabbed her by the T-shirt, causing it and her bra to tear, according to police documents. She said he then grabbed her by the hair and slapped her across the face.”

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant turned himself in to police Monday afternoon in DeSoto, Texas, after a warrant had been issued for his arrest.

Bryant, 23, was arrested on a Class A misdemeanor family violence charge for allegedly assaulting a female family member, according to a report from KDFW-TV in Dallas. He turned himself in without incident and was released after he posted $1,500 bond, according to his attorney, Royce West.

Police did not elaborate on the details of the case but said details would be released Tuesday. Bryant confirmed the incident Monday to WFAA News 8 in Dallas but declined to discuss the matter.

“We are in the process of gathering information and will not have a comment at this time,” Cowboys team spokesman Rich Dalrymple said in a statement.

According to Texas state law, family violence is punishable by up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

Selected by Dallas with the 24th overall pick in the 2010 draft, Bryant was detained by police but not arrested after an alleged altercation at a Miami Beach night club.

In 15 games last season, Bryant caught 63 passes for 928 yards and nine touchdowns.

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