Dez Bryant, the subject today of intense speculation as rumors of an alleged incriminating video in which he features did the rumor rounds, took to Twitter this afternoon to vent his frustration at the situation.
Sending a message
At present there isn't any evidence to suggest the supposed video actually exists - with no news outlet even claiming to have seen it - but clearly seeing his name in the headlines for the wrong reason today was enough for the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver to speak out.
Taking to his official Twitter account, Bryant posted (and then quickly deleted) a message in which he complained of betrayal. Screenshots of said tweet have since emerged.
Here is the message Dez Bryant sent at 1.55PM today:
Although the Pro Bowler doesn't actually reference the alleged video, or the furore surrounding it, it would be a major coincidence if the Tweet was not directed at the story.
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Talking of repeated betrayal, Bryant is obviously frustrated at a situation which threatens to impact his offseason contract negotiations. Who he is accusing of betrayal however remains unclear.
Even if there is no video the mere fact that he - and NFL teams - are seeing his name being linked to such worrying reports does little to help him obtain the mega bucks contract that his recent play of the gridiron entitles him to.
Not the first time
Today's message is not the first sent by Dez Bryant into the public domain this week. On February 20th the current Cowboys star published a more detailed note in which he referenced past incidents in his life.
With free agency not even open until March 10 there is no doubt that this story will continue to rumble on for the forceable future.
With NFL guru Adam Schefter having today noted that he has been looking into the Dez Bryant video claims since as early as September 2014, and with Dallas still yet to offer up an offer the player is happy to sign, there are still plenty of questions left to be answered this offseason.
What do you think NFL fans? Is Bryant right to be frustrated, and will the Cowboys still sign him up to a big deal? Let us know in the comments section below...