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Wal-Mart says it didn’t pull Dez video, too late now

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So..there's not a Dez video? (USATSI)

So..there’s not a Dez video? (USATSI)

Wal-Mart responded to the crazy Dez Bryant video tape rumors from the last few weeks and sort of put to bed the idea that a video of anything Bryant did actually exists.

Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal did the legwork on this one.

Here’s part of what he was told in longer form:

I called Wal-Mart to see if the company had this much rumored video tape.Wal-Mart director of national media relations, Brian Nick, said because no charges had been filed, the company would not have pulled the security footage at the time and created a videotape of the incident.

Something did happen…but no charges were filed, apparently.

No crime had occurred, he said, so the Lancaster Police did not request the footage from the company’s security system. And it would be too late now to do so, he added. The company’s security protocol eliminates footage after a certain period of time, he said, and that time has passed.

The entire thing is bizarre, really.

Was this all a subversive attempt from Jerry Jones to wriggle free from handing Dez the millions he’s worth? Was it a blackmail attempt from former friends?

The one thing that seems certain, though, is that there’s not a video. There can’t be. Websites are literally offering money for whoever has it and nobody is producing it because…?

It would appear that No. 88 is as snake-bit as they come when it comes to rumors without actual substance surrounding him.

That’s not to say those rumors aren’t a result of the way he handles his affairs. Only that for all the trouble he’s supposedly been in, he’s never really gotten nailed.[1. Sort of.]

Hat tip to Deadspin

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