If allegations in today’s papers are accurate, Dez Bryant deserves some measure of credit ; he’s proven that there’s a bigger nightmare for a landlord than Johnny Manziel. The Dallas Morning News’ Tom Steele reports Bryant is being sued by state Senator Royce West, who claims the enigmatic Cowboys WR ran up some $60,000 + in damages to the former’s property.
West discovered the 6,400-square-foot home “littered with trash and feces, missing blinds and shutters, with cracked windows and blackened carpeting” after Bryant moved out in January, and his lawyers say Bryant refuses to accept responsibility for the damage.
Lease documents show Bryant was paying $4,720 a month for the home in a gated community, which he started renting in September 2013.
The state senator, who has owned the home since 2009, according to property records, was part of an informal support group of prominent residents created to mentor Bryant and keep him out of trouble. Other members include Dr. Donald Arnette, a cardiologist, and former Cowboys Michael Irvin and Nate Newton.
West also has served as Bryant’s attorney in the past.