Antonio Bryant was known as a hothead before he was ever drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. And for the first time in his NFL career on Monday, he showed why many teams avoided selecting him in the 2002 NFL Draft.
In the final practice of the Cowboys three-day veteran mini-camp Monday afternoon, the former Pittsburgh star became upset with the number of repetitions he was getting during a drill.
After openly complaining for several minutes, head coach Bill Parcells told him to stop.
According to published reports, after an exchange of words with Parcells, Bryant took off his shoulder pads, slammed them to the ground, and began to leave the practice field.
Parcells then proceeded to talk to Bryant before several players separated the two men as Bryant had to be restrained by his teammates.
Clearly, Bryant has put himself in a questionable position with the team. During his first season with Dallas, he was seen throwing tantrums on the sidelines. Last year, those tantrums subsided, but most analysts felt as though it was only a matter of time until he reached his breaking point once again.
That time came yesterday afternoon.
Based on his actions yesterday, the Cowboys could choose to release Bryant, fine him for conduct detrimental to the team or keep him on the roster and do nothing.
Byrant caught 39 passes for 550 yards with two touchdowns last season, following a rookie season that saw him bring in 44 passes for 733 yards and six touchdowns.
Bryant's Future Clearly in Question
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