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Lawsuit claims Cowboys’ Bryant trashed rental home of state senator

Dez Bryant has been mostly all smiles this off-season, but now he’s facing some legal trouble.
Dez Bryant has been mostly all smiles this off-season, but now he’s facing some legal trouble. kbouaphanh@star-telegram.com

State Sen. Royce West is suing Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant for negligent and abusive treatment of West’s property in DeSoto, where the NFL superstar was renting a house.

The house, located at 1212 Regents Park, required $61,546.77 worth of repairs. West is seeking $100,000, but no more than $200,000, excluding costs, expenses, interest and attorney fees.

Bryant lived in the six-bedroom, 6,400 square foot house from September 13, 2013 to January of this year. The property had a tennis court, swimming pool and a gourmet kitchen.

Bryant has since moved to Dallas.

The lawsuit cites breach of contract, which required Bryant to maintain and return the property in the condition it was received except for normal wear and tear.

The suit also states that Bryant can be “served with process” at any time.

Bryant and the Cowboys report to training camp on July 28. The first practice is July 30.

The Cowboys executive VP spoke at the Scouting Combine.

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