Bryant met Hall of Famer Michael Jordan during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston and Jordan let it be known what he expects from the fourth-year player.
"The only thing he told me was 'stay out of trouble,' " Bryant said Tuesday, according to ESPNDallas.com. "Hearing it come from him ... He is a strong voice. His opinion matters."
Bryant is the 7th NFL player to join the Jordan Brand.
Bryant said he will not touch any of his first-year salary from the Jordan Brand and the money will go into a bank and stay there for now. Bryant is scheduled to make $1.6 million this season with the Cowboys. According to the report, Bryant wants to prove to Jordan that he can stay out of trouble.
"It just adds fuel to trying to do things great at all times," Bryant said. "That's something you don't want to mess up. Now, I do pay attention to that, just because of the fact of who he is and what he is about. Everybody knows Michael Jordan is about his business, so that make you want to be about yours."