Just one day after a jeweler filed a $248,000 lawsuit against Dez Bryant, the Dallas Cowboys receiver was slapped with another suit. The second suit, reportedly seeking $600,000 in damages, seeks to recover money Bryant was allegedly loaned ahead of his junior year at Oklahoma State. Eleow Hunt, a ticket broker and jeweler from Texas, alleges Bryant went on a spending spree with his money after promising to repay him after signing with an NFL team.
If it sounds familiar, the lawsuit almost mirrors the one filed just one day prior, in which Rafaello & Co. alleged Bryant failed to pay a jeweler for a variety of custom pieces. This time around, in a separate lawsuit filed by a different party, the quantity has increased, as well as the monetary value.
The items include everything from a “custom Cartier diamond watch” to a “white gold diamond dog tag set” and “custom diamond engagement ring.” The receipts for more than 40 pieces of jewelry total $588,500.
Either it’s pick on Dez Bryant week or this has become a serious, recurring problem. In just a little over a week, Bryant has been kicked out of a mall and been the target of two lawsuits, totaling almost $850,000.
It’s yet unknown what, if any, affect this has on Oklahoma State. If Bryant did take money while in college, it would be an NCAA violation, though it’s unclear what kind of punishment the NCAA could hand out as his eligibility is exhausted. However, if Oklahoma State officials knew about it, the Cowboys could find themselves in hot water.