Dez Bryant is only in his second year in the NFL, but he can't seem to shake legal problems so far. It turns out that Bryant is in a bit of hot water with Endurance Capital Fund regarding a loan that Bryant allegedly refuses to repay. Ian Rapoport over at the Boston Herald had the non-Patriots news today on his blog:
Endurance Capital Fund, a NY-based micro-finance company, is alleging that Bryant borrowed $100,000 and has refused to repay the full amount owed. The debt is now over one year past due, and Bryant currently owes more than $50,000.
ECF, which works with athletes and entertainers to help them purchase luxury items such as cars, yachts and vacation homes, is in the process of attempting to serve Bryant with a lawsuit, but he has managed to avoid the process servers in Texas.
Representatives for the company may try to serve him at the team hotel, but it also may wait until next week or whenever the Cowboys season is over.
Bryant might be an enormous talent, but he really does need to mature off the field. The Cowboys simply don't need Bryant, or anybody else on the team, being distracted with legal woes, or worrying about being served with papers during road games.
This is certainly could qualify as a distraction. And one that Bryant and the Cowboys don't need as they head to New York with the entire 2011 season on the line.