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Dez Bryant's Mother, To 911: "He Tried To Kill Me"

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We've been updating this morning's story about Dez Bryant's arrest for assaulting his mother, but the Dallas Morning News has posted the audio of Angela Bryant's 911 call, and that's worth its own post.


Selections from the transcript:

Comment before the operator answered: "He tried to kill me."

First comment after the operator answered: "My son has assaulted me."

Where is he at?

"He's here now."

How long ago did this happen?

"It's happening now. He won't go home. I keep telling him to go home, but he won't go home."

Does anybody have any weapons?

"No, not yet. … He picked up a ball and tried to hit me with it and then he grabbed me. You'll see me when you get here."


Which way did he go?

"I think he probably went down to his house. I couldn't see where he turned at. Hey, where is it that Dez lives at? (talking to someone in the background) I don't know where he went. … I can't keep letting him do this. I can't keep letting him do me like this. I'm tired. I'm going to put an end to it today. I'm tired. … Is an officer coming?"

Are you injured?

"No. I got some scratches on me and my clothes have been torn off. He tore my shirt off and pulled my hair."


Other items of note from the call: Bryant was shirtless for the alleged attack, and also owns a Lincoln Navigator with a vanity license plate reading "BAIL ME." [UPDATE: The car actually belongs to Bryant's friend and mentor David Wells, who works as a bail bondsman. Bryant left in Wells's car.]

Here's the audio of the call:

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