Cops say Dez Bryant's mom reported assault

FILE - This Nov. 6, 2011 file photo

FILE - This Nov. 6, 2011 file photo shows Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, in Arlington, Texas. Bryant is free on bond after he was arrested on a misdemeanor family violence charge. Bryant turned himself in Monday afternoon, July 16, 2012, to police in the southern Dallas suburb of DeSoto. His attorney, Royce West, says Bryant posted $1,500 bond after learning a warrant had been issued for his arrest. (Credit: AP)

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DALLAS -- Police say Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was arrested because his mother complained that he had assaulted her over the weekend.

Bryant surrendered Monday afternoon to police in DeSoto, a suburb south of Dallas. His attorney, Royce West, says Bryant posted $1,500 bond after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

DeSoto Police Capt. Ron Smith told media Tuesday that "some type of altercation" occurred between Bryant and his mother, Angela Bryant, who called police Saturday afternoon. Officers found she had bruising on her arm and a swollen wrist and thumb.

The arrest warrant was issued Monday.

Under state law, family violence is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

The Cowboys have declined to comment.

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