Dez Bryant is known for doing damage on the football field, but apparently, he can also do some serious damage to houses.
In September of 2013, Dez Bryant began renting a house from Texas state senator Royce West for the price of $4,720 dollars per month. According to the agreement, all the star Dallas Cowboys wide receiver had to do was keep it the way he found it, with the exception of normal wear an tear.
Apparently, Bryant destroyed the place to the tune of a lawsuit for between $100,000 and $200,000 dollars in damages.
According to the Dallas Morning News, “The walkthrough revealed irreparable damage to carpeting, flooring, windows, shutters and blinds; the presence of animal feces, trash, debris, and personal property inside the residence; and distinct and pervasive odors throughout.”
Though the house had just over $60,000 dollars in repairs, West is suing for the higher amount due to loss of rent, attorney fees, and pre-and-post judgement interest. This past April, West tried to contact Bryant to settle out of court, but Bryant’s lawyers instead sent back a letter threatening to sue West if he continued to demand payment.
The entire lawsuit can be found here.
A former first round draft selection of the Dallas Cowboys in 2010, Bryant has more than enough money to pay West, as shown by the five-year, $70 million dollar deal he signed last July.
Bryant played in only nine games in an injury-plagued season for the Cowboys last year, as America’s Team failed to make the playoffs.
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