POSTED: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 11:08am
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 12:08pm
DALLAS — Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is facing two lawsuits seeking more than $850,000 for unpaid jewelry bills, NFL and NBA tickets and loans.
A Tarrant County man is suing Bryant for $588,500 worth of watches, earrings, bracelets, rings and other jewelry, plus $15,850 worth of tickets and $11,000 in unpaid loans. All the transactions were between June 2009 and June 2010.
Receipts signed by Bryant show that they were supposed to be paid by July 30, 2010, "or when he signs his first Marketing or Sports Contract, which ever happens first," the lawsuit said. The suit was filed in September and amended last week, before Bryant allegedly unleashed a tirade at a mall security officer concerned about his drooping pants.
Another lawsuit filed last week says Bryant owes a New York company $246,000 for jewelry purchases made between January and May 2010.
Bryant's attorney says his client is being singled out because of his high profile.