Dez Bryant was furious Sunday night.
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette was seriously injured just before halftime versus the Dallas Cowboys, taking a blind-side hit on punt coverage and immediately falling to the ground. Lockette did not move for several minutes and eventually was strapped to a spine board and carted off the field. He waved to the Dallas crowd as he left.
Reports later surfaced that Lockette would be OK, had movement in all his extremities and suffered a concussion that likely knocked him unconscious following the hit.
However, during the FOX broadcast of the game, Bryant was seen with his helmet off, angrily yapping at someone or something. When the tape is slowed down, it appears clear that Bryant yelled “That’s what the f— he gets!” while pointing toward a group of people that included Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin and a referee.
A Vine of the moment was captured and published by a FOX 26 reporter.
Bryant reportedly was furious over the caption to the video (seen in the tweet above), which simply portrays what Bryant appears to have said after Lockette was hurt. The caption does not specifically imply Bryant was saying it about Lockette, though that assumption certainly is understandable.
“I won’t ever, ever, ever, ever wish bad on a player that’s been knocked down,” Bryant told a horde of reporters, according to ESPN’s Jean-Jacques Taylor. “C’mon, man. Stop with the bulls–. Not once did I say ‘that’s what you get.’ I got on one knee and prayed for that man.
“I got on one knee and prayed for him. C’mon, man. Don’t put clips together and do that.”
If Bryant is not saying “that’s what you get,” then the clip is incredibly misleading, but it does not appear to be edited other than being slowed down.
“It didn’t have nothing to do with (Lockette),” Bryant added. “I swear on my daughter’s soul I would never in my life do that to anybody. I could’ve been talking about something completely …
“I’m too busy trying to break it up, trying to get our players back. I’m telling Richard (Sherman) and Earl (Thomas) y’all get your players back. I’m talking to the officials more than anybody.”
Taylor further reported that Bryant threatened to stop talking to the media and several players came over to check on him before he was taken out of the locker room to get dressed in private.
Dallas lost the game 13-12.
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