Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant posted his thoughts on the attention he’s getting for his locker room “tirade” (ESPN) directed at the media. Bryant is leaving it up to the people to decide if he’s within his rights to complain. Bryant was angry about recent media coverage, particularly a Jean-Jacques Taylor article that called for Bryant to step up his game for the 2-6 Cowboys. Bryant is just back after missing five of those games due to injury, so he might be targeted with more frustration than he deserves. Which is his point.
Bryant lit up the locker room saying that recent media coverage was BS — and he got flamed for it by same media. But Bryant’s response via Twitter has been to let the people decide. “Take it however you want,” Bryant said, posting an image of text that read: “Now I guess I’m the bad person??? The media comes in our locker room with no restrictions… I guess they can say whatever and it’s cool…let me remind all of you.. WE ARE HUMANS AS WELL.. WITH FAMILIES… we have to live with a lot of false talk about us…I chose to stand up for me and what I represent…. I’m so sorry if a lot of you can’t handle being talked to direct.” Bryant’s coach said Jason Garrett says Bryant didn’t handle it the right way in the locker room. But Bryant’s post-incident tweet is clearly an attempt — “Take it however you want” — to maintain his stance, to continue to make his case — and let people decide on their own. Bryant has 1.2 million Twitter followers, who responded with comments like “preach” and “I love you” and “media sucks.”
Take it however you want pic.twitter.com/kfjf5pIw6H
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) November 12, 2015