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Police report: Dez Bryant questioned in 2011 incident at Wal-Mart

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Amid reports the Dallas Cowboys lack trust in Dez Bryant's off-the-field behavior, a 2011 police report published by's Ian Rapoport on Thursday revealed details of a 2011 incident involving the wide receiver. 

Rapoport reported last November that a series of off-field incidents led to apprehension about signing Bryant to a long-term deal, and an open-records request by brought to light a new incident involving Bryant that took place several years ago.

The report filed by the Lancaster, Texas, police department details a scene that unfolded in a Wal-Mart parking lot on July 11, 2011.

According to the report, an officer was dispatched around 6 a.m. to the parking lot to respond to an "unknown disturbance." Multiple vehicles registered to Bryant were in the lot before Bryant arrived, and the receiver arrived later in a different car, the report says. The officer then spoke with Bryant.

It was determined by police that there was no offense "after speaking with all parties involved," and "all parties were advised they were free to go," according to the report.

Rapoport reports the Cowboys had been aware of this incident. He also reported that the Cowboys have not signed Bryant to a long-term contract extension in part because of fears about his behavior off the field.

Bryant was arrested in July 2012 after allegedly striking his biological mother, Angela Bryant. No charges were filed.

Bryant has played five seasons with the Cowboys since being selected in the first round of the 2010 draft. Over 16 games last season, he caught 88 passes for 1,320 yards and 16 touchdowns while earning his second Pro Bowl nod.