It's really not been a good few days for Dez Bryant.
After suffering a hairline fracture in his right knee that could force him out for some time, the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver has been handed a punishment by his team.
According to a report from David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, Bryant has been fined by the Cowboys for missing team meetings and an MRI they had scheduled for him.
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Moore wrote: "Dez Bryant's injury was not diagnosed sooner because the Pro Bowl receiver missed team meetings and a scheduled MRI on Tuesday..."
It seemed strange that the Cowboys waited so long to get medical confirmation about Bryant's injury and now we know the reason why.
Cowboys players had the day off on Monday so Bryant didn't come in then. Apparently, Bryant wasn't among the team for their meetings on Tuesday either - only showing up at the team facility later in the day, hours after his scheduled MRI.
The amount that Dez has been fined has not been disclosed. The Cowboys and their star man are said to be moving on with things, with the fine being the end of things.
Although Bryant has yet to be ruled out of the Cowboys game on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, he is not expected to play. Through three games, Dez has 11 catches for 150 yards and one touchdown.