Dallas Police Department Explains "Weekend Incidents Involving Dallas Cowboy Players"

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Last night, a Dallas Police Department spokesman sent an e-mail to media members containing three thing: recaps of weekend incidents involving Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and corner Bryan McCann, along with incident reports detailing what led to McCann's arrest downtown in the wee small hours of the 19th and Bryant's being kicked out of NorthPark Center Saturday night (which Bryant tweets is a "non story" that won't get in his way of stopping by the mall today to pick up "these Lebrons"). He clearly isn't taking very seriously the Dallas PD's warning shot, which was included at the end of its media missive:
Dallas Police Officers are regularly faced with dangerous and stressful incidents. However, dealing with the behavior of high profile professional athletes can place an out of the ordinary stress on our officers due to the potential media scrutiny that may come to bear on their actions. In each of these cases, the outcome could have been avoided if the parties involved had simply complied with instructions given by the involved officers.
The department's recaps, augmented with some highlights from the incident reports, follow.
Weekend Incidents Involving Dallas Cowboy Players

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Bryan McCann
On Saturday, March 19, 2011, at approximately 2:30 a.m., at 1400 Main Street, Dallas Cowboy football player Bryan McCann was arrested by the Dallas Police Department for public intoxication. Arrest records indicate that a companion of Arrestee McCann was involved in a disturbance at a nearby club and was then taken into custody for public intoxication. Arrestee McCann, who was there and had also been drinking, became belligerent with arresting officers when they advised him they could not release his companion's property to him. Arrestee McCann was afforded several opportunities to leave with other companions by officers at the scene, but continued to return to the location of his companion's arrest. A supervisor at the location determined McCann to be intoxicated and he was placed into custody. Arrestee McCann was transported to the city's detox center and routinely released at about 11:30 a.m. A review of the arrest report indicates that the officer completing the report inadvertently failed to check the boxes on the report that indicate that Mr. McCann was a danger to self or others. This was an oversight on the officer's part and will be dealt with in the adjudication process. Multiple media sources have requested copies of police reports, any video from the scene and video from the City's Detention Center. The arrest reports of Arrestee McCann and his companion have been provided. Video footage from the City Detention Center and the arrest of Mr. McCann's companion is currently being held pending review by the City Prosecutor's Office.

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Also on Saturday, at about 8:00 p.m., Desmond Bryant was issued a criminal trespass warning by representatives of NorthPark Center when he began using profanity after he and his companions were requested to pull their pants up by Dallas Police officers working off-duty at the scene so as to not expose their underwear and buttocks to other patrons of the center. This action is not a violation of law and officers would have taken no official police action. Mr. Bryant's response to the request was profanity laced [as in, per the police report, "What the fuck, you stopped me like I stole something!"], and center representatives felt the outburst merited a request for Mr. Bryant to leave the premises. The Dallas officers working off-duty at the scene escorted Mr. Bryant to his vehicle during which he continued to use profanity. Mr. Bryant refused to leave the center until an individual he called his "representative" could respond to the location. Mr. Bryant entered his vehicle but parked in a fire lane still refusing to leave, necessitating a request for on-duty officers to respond to the location. After on-duty Dallas officers responded a friend of Mr. Bryant arrived at the location and convinced Mr. Bryant to leave with him. No further action was required. A Miscellaneous Incident Report was completed and has been provided.
According to Bryant's incident report, "The suspect has had a pattern of behavior at NorthPark Center involving security/off duty being involved," including an incident at the Apple store "where he attempted to cut in line" -- which DPD says "escalated to the point where Lt. T. Castro had to intervene. The suspect also received a parking citation for being parked in the fire lane during the past Christmas holidays. The suspect was also invovled in a major disturbance at P.F. Chang's with an unknown female where police were notified but th suspect and the female left before police arrived."
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Blacc900
Blacc900

Man police think there all high and mighty,Pull your pants up sir,ha ha ha,Another lame ass excuse to stop an African American.Listen all you would be police officers,let's not get another Rodney king situation on hand.Go tell those rebels not to have chains hanging from there wallets,as it can be used as a deadly weapon,or the goths for wearing black nearly everything,because it will offend people of a religious faith,or the skinny jean wearers,because it will tarnish the future of our children to think it's okay to wear women's clothing.Or tell a Women to go put on some looser pants,Because she has on some tight jeans.A small shirt showing her cleavage.or too put on some shoes,instead of open toe sandals,Because people are offended by ugly feet.Don't make me laugh,the world is full of critics,haters,politics ect...

Simplycj3
Simplycj3

Sometimes young people are immature and if their parent (s) is a famous star they feel that they should get special priviledges and feel they are above the law!  If they would obey the laws as ordinary citizens they wouldn't get into trouble.  The parents need to express this to their kids.  "Stop spoiling your children and teach them there are laws to follow.  All children are special but they need to be parented.  That's what parents are for. "Too many children are telling their parents what to do.  God gave you these kids so raise them!  I have 5 and we don't let not one of them raise us!  We need a more respectful generation for the future of this worldthat we live in.  A lot of incidences can be avoided if children would obey the law!!

Dano
Dano

NorthPark has every right to enforce a dress code for patrons of the mall. Sure, his ass can hang out on the street, but property managers can decide what's right for their business. The off-duty officer working security made the request representing the wishes of mall management. It's the mall representative that asked him to leave and issued the trespassing warning...not the police.

I think he's just a rich, spoiled brat. I sincerely hope he's squandering his cash and won't have enough to make it through the lockout...like many of these punks do.

Stat78415
Stat78415

Alan for God sakes! Before you criticize someone elses English skills take a look at your own! "communitys" "replys" you bumbling moron it is communities! and replies! no wonder you are taking up for Dez! You are both complete idiots! Then you make fun of someone else! That is the funniest part of all..good luck Dez, you have Alan on your side! Haha what a joke..I wish the cops would tell you to go back to 3rd grade you moron!

guest
guest

Saggin' ain't all bad, makes for a short chase for the police when the pants fall evading the police.

Bettyculbreath
Bettyculbreath

You people laughed when Dwain Caraway tried to outlaw baggy pants,you said all sorts of things about him.Well now ,Dallas off duty police, are enforcing a law that's not on the book.North Park =Pull Up Pants Law=.What the hell.I went to North Park and no where did I see sign that said,No Baggy Pants.How do you enforce a law that does not exist or a Mall rule that is not posted. This is Dallas and what happens in North Dallas stays North.

Whosagoodboy16
Whosagoodboy16

Dang Jerry, put a stop to these kind of issues by issuing $ penalties for Cowboys who project a negative light on the Dallas organization. It seems like the Cowboys are getting a bad reputation as a team of thugs and punks. Put a stop to it by applying negative consequences for negative actions. Don't let any one person tarnish our STAR.

Alan Boles
Alan Boles

Im going to assume the officers were white.. The officers also most of been in the food court drinking hateraide.. I mean seriously what officers goes to the mall and become "the pants police" if your off duty and you see someone being raped by all means assort your authority.Personally I feel the police department should reprimand the involved officers.. Who wouldnt curse at a cop for telling them to do something that a mother should be saying? I mean seriously tell your own kids how to dress.. to everyone else talking crap about class and how much he makes.. You sir HAVE no class to bash someone by the way they dress. Class is an opinionated statement.. seeing how he has more money then you TimCov im assuming He does have more class then you... how many red carpet events do you attend to? Lets not forget what football players do for communitys in out reach program for kids.. but yes lets bash them for having a style or taste in clothes. GET A LIFE DALLAS

timoteo
timoteo

If there is no law or mall rule against sagging your pants, then the police cannot legally order you to pull up your pants. I'm not a fan of sagged jeans, but if it isn't against the law and it isn't hurting anyone else, who cares whether Bryant sags his pants or not? Call the Fashion Police Bryant is far from the only individual in Texas who likes to sag their jeans.

According to the DPD statement, Bryant should have just complied with the officer's "request". We all know that the police do not "request"; they "order". They do not "request" that you obey the law. They order you to do so and arrest you if you do not. Bryant violated no law. The cops were out of line.

Arnoldq
Arnoldq

a high paid moron with NO CLASS

Bob
Bob

Since the team moved to Arlington, why didn't they take their juvenile delinquent players with them? Isn't there a shopping mall in Arlington that will take these guys off our hands.

And I used to think the bubble shoppers were obnoxious. These guys are even worse.

ANTHONYMEEKS
ANTHONYMEEKS

I REALLY DON'T NO WHERE TO START. THERE IS ALWAYS 2 SIDES OF A STORY.

BUT

ALL OF YOU FUCKING GREEDY FOOTBALL PLAYERS AND SPORT FIGURES CAN ROLL OVER AND DIE.

HOW ABOUT US THE FANS. HOW ABOUT CUTTING US SOME BRAKE ON YOUR TICKET PRICES AND OTHER STUFF RELATED TO YOUR PERSPECTIVE SPORTS. YOU ARE SELFISH AND GREEDY. TAKE WHAT EVER MONIES YOUR FIGHTING FOR AND GIVE IT TO THE FANS.

WE THE FANS NEED TO HAVE A REP OR REPS SITTING THE TABLE.

SMFH.

Cjb147
Cjb147

What do you call four Dallas players in a BMW? Grand Theft Auto!!

Enough
Enough

these are supposed to be " professional " athletes. its a shame people like this have to act this way and conduct themselves in this manner. its disgusting that despite them being looked up at as role models some routinely forget this. shame on him. u make enough money so buy a belt, pull your pants up then tighten belt. waist and inseam on pants means wear your pants on your waist. not like a thug punk.

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

I will agree w/ Dez on one thing: The Apple Store at Northpark is full of ass hats, plain and simple. I quit shopping there after they were disrespectful to me last month, not letting me into the store claiming they were "closing early". The stores at Willow Bend and Uptown have more sense and better manners than those morons.

On Dez: The man is a idiot. Too bad the "Work Stoppage" has put the brakes on letting management grab him by the short & curlies to shake some sense into this over-paid meathead..

hey clive!
hey clive!

the drunk and the punk.. let's fire the NFL, or, better yet, let's eliminate all sports and start the third world war instead... yep!

ChrisU
ChrisU

both showed promise this past season, but neither is an established star. doesn't prevent them from acting like it. nice of McCann to get that NFL logo in his mugshot. these Lebrons need to grow up.

rain39
rain39

Athletes get this way partially because we make them this way. The system treats them like little princes in high school and especially college. By the time they get to the big time,many still have the mentality and coping skills of middle school kids, used to doing things beyond the pale, being bailed out of the messes they make by parents, coaches, alums, teachers, fans, lawyers, sports clubs, etc. As adults, they are often big prima donnas in tight pants, just the way we raised them. Surprise!

GPDUDE
GPDUDE

QUICK!! Stop the lock-out and get these thugs off the streets!!!

Joseph
Joseph

Pull up your f-ing pants!! No one wants to see your ass! I am so sick and tired of people thinking that this is some kind of fashion statement! You look like thugs and fools! IDIOTS!!!!!

gabbahey
gabbahey

Des Bryant = horse's ass (another overpaid jackass)

Nixty
Nixty

Seriously. If these morons weren't getting paid millions of dollars for running around and catching a friggin ball thrown at them (like cocker spaniels, as TimCov so hilariously put it) they'd be in jail or working at Walmart, at best. Why we as a society uphold and encourage these overpaid children is beyond me. I've tuned the NFL out, and I hope more people do the same, especially if there's a "labor" dispute this fall.

Matt Bowers
Matt Bowers

This is one reason why I have all but lost interest in professional sports. Stupid people playing stupid games while Rome burns. We all have bigger fish to fry. We should all give these guys what they deserve...a big ol' who cares on and off the field.

TimCov
TimCov

Surprise, surprise! Overpaid prima donnas have an entitlement attitude because they are paid to run around chasing a ball like a cocker spaniel. I miss the days when the NFL had behavior clauses in their contracts.

sixpack
sixpack

I miss Tom Laundry and his class act of players - ooops they had problems also.... some of us do, some don't. Back in a day.... six Dallas Cowboys together were considered a "line up". I do agree that North Park Mall can dictate any policy they want - they should post it somewhere and then the security or Dallas off duty P.O.'s that are just trying to earn extra money do their job and enforce the Mall Rules. I was not there and can't say for sure but I do believe the police wished they did not every have to confront any famouse sports figure because I am guessing it is a no win situation for them. They are more than likely football fans themselves -that had to... well, suck for the police also. Incidently, Dallas is has a very diverse Police Department and is made up of all races. Please do not include the race thing here - it is not a gender thing or a sexual orientation thing - it is Human thing. The player's lack of respect for the security or police must really have been a fine example to a young man or woman that may have been witnessing this event. Please do not go off topic yourself and put down those that have buildings and property. It gives the appearance you are envious.

Whosagoodboy16
Whosagoodboy16

Really, its not about money and if it was I'd win with 17 shopping center, residential rental properties and a string of industrial warehouses I have owned fot the past 20+ years. But who's counting. What the heck does money mean, if that's the case am I more valuable than you? Its about respect, honor, respect and proper decently, that's what is wrong with America today No respect, everyone goes around honoring themselves listening to music glorifying sexual degradation, degrading women and we honor material possessions money and only ourselves. Oh for the white cop thing you know what ASSUME means right. Really for that matter if I heard someone is Sagging their pants I must assume they are BLACK! If you read the article the Mall is the one who has the policy regarding proper attire.

Paul
Paul

You are a moron, plain and simple.

Beanz
Beanz

First of all, officers request people to tings all the time .... it is an attempt for cooler heads to prevail and for common sense to be used. Both of the officers had over 25 to 30 years on the department do you really think they wanted to be involved in this incident? People complained to them and the staff management, so to prevent any further escalation of events they asked the (gentlemen) to do the right thing.... Which the (gentlemen) felt impeded on their collective thinking to do what ever the hell they want......and started to show their ass by cursing... What people are missing here is that the officer could have arrested them once they started using profanity in an public in the presence of minors, but they didn't... why ??? because he was a football player ??? maybe..... but moreover because they looked at the bigger picture and what needed to be accomplished and that was the defuse the situation and not let it to inflame into something bigger..... And look what it got them..on the news anyway... they should have just followed the exact letter of the law and after they started cursing and creating a disturbance arrested them..... case closed.

Whosagoodboy16
Whosagoodboy16

I disagree I have a 13 and 15 year old daughter and I dont not want them to HAVE to see some disrespectful punks ASS. BTW neither do I. Where are my rights to enjoy a public outing without having to look at someones underware.

Mister_Mean
Mister_Mean

So true-you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear and money can't buy class.

Mister_Mean
Mister_Mean

And to think that our tax dollars go to high school football programs that breed this type of attitude. I have a niece who teaches at public schools (out of state) and all she can talk about is the students who think that their only purpose in school is for football.

Dgnb23
Dgnb23

And you look like you could use jenny craig fat ass.

Montemalone
Montemalone

Seems like this story oughtta be over there on D-wayne's page. He is the pullupyopants mayor, when he's not watching football with Arthur and Archie.

gabbahey
gabbahey

Heard on a radio show (think it was BaD Radio), they interviewed some guy in the know, who said that the wearing of half way down the ass was a prison thing - to mean if you wore them like that, it meant you were someone's "bitch".

Is there any truth to this?

Deeznutts
Deeznutts

Yea thrown in jail for wearer there pant's down too low,hahaha get bent Nixty,Your probably one of the main contributors to the pro sports world.Yea the make millions of dollars,it's called work.You sound like one of those who failed at sports and never made it to college,now all you can do is talk thrash about those who made it.No matter what the color of his skin is.

LILMITCH
LILMITCH

Why have you only tuned out the NFL, because college sports are just as bad! Or do you only pay attention when the story involves people of color! There have been a host of big name college coaches who have been caught cheating and it's because of one reason, MONEY! At least in pro sports the athletes are getting fairly compensated, in college the coaches, schools, administrators and tv networks make all the money! Ya need to tune out all sports because it's become ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS!!!

Darwate
Darwate

What kind of American doesn't like sports?

lilmitch
lilmitch

Why have you only tuned out the pro sports, because college sports are just as bad! The media, which is controlled mainly by the good ole boy network, highlights stories about pro athletes, especially people of color to take the attention off the real stories. There have been a host of big name college coaches who have been caught cheating and it's because of one reason, MONEY! At least in pro sports the athletes are getting fairly compensated. In college the coaches, schools, administrators and tv networks make all the money! Ya need to tune out all sports because it's become ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS!!!

Alan Boles
Alan Boles

IM sorry I thought we were talking about a football star.. not a rap star.. what does this have to do about degrading women.. going off topic are we? I was making a point and im sure id bet all your supposed buildings you own that the officers were white. Classic case of an officer going out of his way to make trouble. I was defending Dez because all the post about how he has no class because the way he dress. He has money and like all football players they participate in alot of programs for kids.. its required when your a sports figure. So you know what Money has nothing to do with class but people bashing on him because he is a celeb and has money people post "Pointless" replys about his money and his "class" when you do such things like that you have no class. But if you dont see an issue with what the officers did they you are obviously apart of the problem. Im sorry but I thought we lived in a free country? which means officers shouldn't go out of there way and make up laws or be peoples parents by saying "hey boy pull up dem pants!" How can the community of dallas respect there local Police department when they go around acting like this? for a man who owns 17 shopping center im surprised you dont have the english mentality to say "I own 17 shopping centers.. because im sure that when you add a number like that it becomes plural.. im not the english police this is the internet,,, just going out of my way to correct you..

Ladybuggy42
Ladybuggy42

Yes. My husband was a prison guard and back in the 70's, 80's, wearing your pants "down low" meant you were open to an "encounter" through the rear opening" (if you get my drift)

sb
sb

heard it before, but it's pretty transparent as something someone made up to try and discourage people from wearing their pants that way.

That Guy
That Guy

When sagging first started it was called "jailin' ". In jail they take your belt and shoelaces so you can't use them as weapons or for a suicide attempt. Therefore, one's pants sag down and have to be held up with one hand. It is a salute to being in jail. Great culture we have, huh?

Nunya
Nunya

I've heard the same...just like no laces in the shoes. Street cred for getting jailed.

Yaca
Yaca

Well like anything Alan, what next? After the pants are down low, then what else do I have to look at? Where does it stop Alan?? Do I need to see genitalia for the next 'phresh' thing from the entitled ones of YOUR generation? Do I? It's partly a matter of class, partly a matter of respect for others, and partly a matter of decency. It's ok that you stick up for him and others like him. But I bet that if he gets injured and can't play anymore, he'll be scrambling to clean up his status. I'm not sure he'd know how to do it. And you, Alan, should learn grammar, spelling, and how to conjugate. But y'all too impotent fo dat!! Sheet!!

Idgaff
Idgaff

And he must abuse that situation daily on you right?So tell me where did showing your cleavage come from,My guess Prostitutes.are you one of them?

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