Dez Bryant, Free Agency and NFL Slime

In the past few weeks, the Dallas Cowboys have told anyone who'll listen that they have "concerns" with Dez Bryant's past run-ins with the law.

Big money, thataway!

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If the whole Ray Rice fiasco gave you the impression that  National Football League teams go out of their way to minimize their players' off-the-field indiscretions, you might be right -- that is, unless the player is an impending free agent.

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