The Dallas Cowboys are not a babysitting service
I’m a little worried about Dallas’ habit of drafting children— well, Dez Bryant and Martellus Bennett.
First, Dez Bryant has a diva problem:
SAN ANTONIO — Receiver Dez Bryant has done everything right on the field during the first two days of Dallas Cowboys training camp, but he refuses to participate in an NFL rite of passage.
According to the rookie first-round pick, Roy Williams and the other veteran receivers can carry their own shoulder pads after practice.
Williams gave his pads to Bryant after Sunday’s morning practice, but Bryant declined to carry them. Williams threatened to go to “step two” when talking to reporters.
“I’m not doing it,” Bryant said. “I feel like I was drafted to play football, not carry another player’s pads.”
“If I was a free agent, it would still be the same thing. I just feel like I’m here to play football. I’m here to try to help win a championship, not carry someone’s pads. I’m saying that out of no disrespect to [anyone].”
This isn’t hazing. Hazing is driving you into the desert, blindfolded, and expecting you to find your way back before animals eat you. Hazing is forcing you to drink hot sauce for hours while riding a bike nude on campus. Hazing is jamming a badge into your bare chest until it bleeds. Carrying pads during training camp is not hazing.