Bryant: Lawsuit has been paid

After it was reported last week that wide receiver Dez Bryant had been sued over an unpaid loan, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said during a local radio interview that the lawsuit had been paid and accepted.

Asked about it Monday, Bryant responded: “Well, if he said it’s been paid, that means it’s been paid.”

Bryant then declined to take any other questions regarding the lawsuit.

“I’ve got some familiarity with the details, quite a bit of familiarity with the details of this business that he had this week off the field,” Jones said last week during his weekly radio show on 105.3 The Fan (KRLD-FM).

“I would say that that is the reason you have disagreements. I know first hand that the bill was paid and accepted, so I can’t say and wouldn’t say any more about that.”

Endurance Capital Fund, a New York-based investment firm, was seeking to recoup more than $50,000 of a $100,000 loan the company said it gave Bryant, according to a report by the Boston Herald.

Bryant had settled two lawsuits earlier in the year that totaled around $800,000.

“His maturation over the last two years has been outstanding,” Jones said of Bryant. “Relative to his habits with meetings, on time, timeliness, preparation and the kinds of things we were concerned about when we drafted him, he’s made tremendous progress.”

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