After the star receiver reported late to training camp and missed his conditioning test, some questioned his dedication to the team, but Bryant says everything is good between him and his club. It’s nothing but love.
“Everybody in this organization knows what’s up with me,” Bryant told NFL Network’s Jane Slater. “They know I love this football team. You know, me personally, I feel nobody reps the star more than me. That’s not a shot directed at nobody, that’s just how I feel. I always loved it. I love the fans and I put my all out for them you know? I don’t care if I’m injured, I’ll try my best to get out there and play. That’s how it’s always been.
“I love Dallas. I love this place, I just love everything about it. I love the coaches, I love Jerry Jones, I love Stephen (Jones), I love everybody around this place.”
Showing up late for team meetings is reportedly nothing new for Bryant. Though he says he had legitimate reasons for his tardiness entering training camp, he took responsibility for his actions.
“I don’t have much room to talk, but even though I had a legit deal – the reason why I missed – I should have been there,” said Bryant. “And we handled it. At the same time I understand what coach Garrett is trying to do. You gotta take care of business.”
Thankfully for Bryant, as a star playmaker, he didn’t face the potential of heavy-duty repercussions, unlike depth receiver Lucky Whitehead, who was cut by the Cowboys after apparently being wrongfully identified as a shoplifter.
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