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Report: NFL clears Dez Bryant on failed drug test

Posted on: October 13, 2011 8:14 pm
Edited on: October 14, 2011 6:39 am
Bryant's in the clear, Witten confused by Cooley's comments on Romo. (US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had a busy offseason, what with the saggy pants saga, the unpaid debts and the public renouncements from one-time mentors.  Finally, some good news: Bryant, who apparently failed a drug test during training camp, reportedly has been cleared by the NFL "due to the technicality of not having proper identification," a source tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill.

More details:
Rookie running back DeMarco Murray is the process of clearing his name after getting caught in the same snafu during camp. “One has been cleared, and one is pending,” a source said. “You have to have your driver's license with you or some type of government ID. They didn’t have their IDs. Dez has been cleared. That is my understanding, and the other [Murray] is in the process of being cleared.”
It gets better: Bryant practiced throughout the Cowboys' bye week and should be ready to go when the team faces New England on Sunday. Also ready to go: quarterback Tony Romo, who will take a pain-killing shot and wear a Kevlar vest to protect a broken rib.

This Sunday, The Dallas Cowboys look will travel to Gillette Stadium to square off against the New England Patriots. Join Jason Horowitz and's Pat Kirwan as they go inside the numbers to break down this matchup.

"I'm feeling better," Romo said, according to the Dallas Morning News. "Every week that goes by gets better and better. Hopefully in about a couple of weeks it'll be back to normal. Until then we have to do some little things to get over it."

Despite the progress, Romo continues to have doubters, even when he's not playing. And this comes a week after Redskins tight end Chris Cooley took great pleasure in Romo's choke job against the Lions in Week 4 (if it somehow wasn't obvious, Cooley was joking).

In related news, Cowboys tight end Jason Witten was asked recently about Cooley's comments on his teammate, his quarterback.

“My granddad taught me when I was younger if you don’t have anything good to say don’t say anything at all," Witten said during an appearance on KTCK in Dallas (via "I probably shouldn’t say anything. I don’t get that one. I really don’t. Chris has been a good player for a long time. To get to that point I don’t see why that came up. Hey look you can’t worry about that. Trust me. I know Tony doesn’t. That doesn’t affect him at all. It’s disappointing to see in some ways, but hey look it is part of the game and Chris has been a great player in this league for a long time. It’s disappointing to see him say that. That’s part of it.”

If Witten didn't get that, we wonder if he's seen this from a few years ago:

Witten does say "We’ve hung out a few times and been to the Pro Bowl a couple of times together. He’s a nice guy and has a funny personality." But clearly, they have different ideas of what constitutes funny.

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Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2011 2:15 pm

Report: NFL clears Dez Bryant on failed drug test

I am so grateful for ths announcement and the announcemnet from the NCAA about Cam Newton.

Finally, I know without a shadow of doubt that Dez Bryant is clean and Cam Newton didn't get paid at Auburn.  Now we can all sleep better at night.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: October 14, 2011 2:11 pm

Report: NFL clears Dez Bryant on failed drug test

who cares , it's dez bryant .

Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 1:47 pm

Report: NFL clears Dez Bryant on failed drug test

The author of this article should really clarify this...he didn't fail a drug test and then get out of it by not having ID. Per the NFL rules if you dont' have proper ID you can't take the test, if you don't take the test then THAT is considered a failed test. Love how this guy totally twists that around.

Since: Jan 6, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 12:54 pm

Report: NFL clears Dez Bryant on failed drug test


Since: Oct 13, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 12:48 pm

Report: NFL clears Dez Bryant on failed drug test

We can not assume that they use the same people to give the test each time. that would give people an opportunity to pay people off or persuade people they know. The testers change and they have protocol. See id write drivers license number or id number on bottle and take piss. so lets not be jealous of the cowboys again. bryant pass. santonio holmes didnt. Big Ben raping people and getting a pass.

Since: Oct 22, 2009
Posted on: October 14, 2011 11:54 am

Report: NFL clears Dez Bryant on failed drug test

The difference is that Bryant and Murray were not drunk nor did they have drugs in their system.  The failure was not having the proper ID, not because of banned substances in their body.  They failed on a technicality, not passed on a techincality.

Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 11:45 am

Report: NFL clears Dez Bryant on failed drug test

The League has to protect the rep of "America's Team 1a".Innocent

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 11:35 am

Report: NFL clears Dez Bryant on failed drug test

They do randoms at work and we dont get ID'd.. I think after you show up for awhile they figure out who you are.. Maybe they didnt have their names on their jersies that day..

Since: Aug 21, 2008
Posted on: October 14, 2011 10:56 am

Wait! So is this how it happens???

Police Officer:  "Sir, I have pulled you over because you are swerving all over the road, have you been drinking?" 

Drunk Idiot:  "Why yes officer, I have. In fact, I had 14 shots, and 9 beers."

Police Officer:  "Sir, please step out of your vehicle, I need to administer a test.

..........Police officer administers the test, and drunken idiot totally fails it...........

Police Officer:  "Sir, may I please have your driver's liscense?"

Drunken Idiot:  "I don't have it, I left my wallet at home."

Police Officer:  "oh, ok.  I am sorry for pulling you over sir.  You are free to go, have a good night!"

Since: Jun 13, 2009
Posted on: October 14, 2011 10:53 am

Report: NFL clears Dez Bryant on failed drug test

Well if you would have turned on a tv or atleast performed some sort of research online you might have noticed cooley is hurt had his knee drained this week actually. Kinda hard to play when your not healthy,ask miles austin or and dez bryant how well they play from the sidelines...ITS A JOKE! lol cowboy fans take everything so seriously because they have illusions of grandure. Like romo said..this team will win a superbowl at some point(just not soon and not with the current players on the roster).

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