Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says there are no special discipline rules for receiver Dez Bryant. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he doesn't know who came up with the so-called Dez Bryant rules, but said the team did not come up with them.
It was reported that the talented, but trouble receiver was put on a midnight curfew, will have bodyguard protection 24 hours a day and was to abstain from alcohol and strip clubs.
"I’m not so sure where the media has come up with detail of this nature,” Jones said Tuesday on a Dallas radio station, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Fundamentally, Dez does, and I’m convinced, want to do many things that give him the opportunity to get on track the way he needs to, both on and off the field."
Profootballtalk.com says special rules for Bryant could violate the collective bargaining agreement with the players.
“I think any of this talk or any of these references to what he’s going to be doing or what he is not going to be doing, in general, it’s one that would say just let’s conform to good behavior, the kind of behavior that the commissioner expects, that society expects and that anybody expects if you’re going to get the opportunities you are." Jones said. "He does believe he has a great opportunity."
Bryant's adviser David Wells says that Bryant went to the Cowboys for help and no guidelines have been finalized.
"(Bryant) wanted to be a part of it," Wells said. "Then Jerry Jones is in great support of this system and said, 'Let's get it done.' It came out that it's all about somebody forcing it, but he's accepted responsibility himself to get past any negativity that's out there and try to move forward."