Ryan Clark: Dez Bryant criticism creates double standard

By Ross Jones, FOXSports.com

It seems just about everyone has an opinion on Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant’s animated sideline antics. Well, Steelers safety Ryan Clark believes there is a double standard with the criticism.

“I’ve seen Tom Brady cuss and scream and do all kind of things but nobody looks at him like that,” Clark said Wednesday, according to ESPN.com. “I just think it’s unfair the way we see it and the way the media portrays certain things because of personal feelings about a person.”

Bryant had multiple heated moments on the Cowboys’ sideline in Sunday’s loss to the Lions. After Matthew Stafford’s go-ahead touchdown, FOX cameras panned to Bryant, who was going back and forth with veteran tight end Jason Witten. Witten said Wednesday that he loves playing with Bryant and that the fourth-year wide receiver plays with a high level of passion.

“Dez Bryant wasn’t going off. Dez Bryant said, ‘We are the best in the NFL at this.’ Doesn’t sound like going off to me,” Clark said. “Were his hands flailing, did he use some vulgarity? Yes. But his speech was, ‘We are the best in the NFL at this. They can’t stop us doing this.’ What’s wrong with that?”

We’ve heard from Bryant, Witten, Tony Romo, Jason Witten and Jerry Jones about the incident. We here at Laces Out nominate this story to be done. Who’s with us?

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