A pair of jewelers have filed lawsuits accusing Cowboys WR Dez Bryant of not paying for merchandise he purchased.
According to ESPN Dallas, a New York-based company filed a suit on March 25 stating that Bryant owes $246,000 worth of jewelry, which was bought between January and May 2010. The receiver's lawyer confirmed that there was a relationship between Bryant and A+A Diamonds but that there was an issue of how much money is owed and when that payment is due.
Bryant also owes money to Eleow Hunt, a Colleyville, Texas-based jeweler and ticket broker. Hunt claims that the 2010 first-round pick from Oklahoma State has loans in excess of $600,000 for jewelry and tickets to sporting events.
ESPN Dallas' Calvin Watkins reports that there are copies of receipts attached to the lawsuit that show which purchases Bryant made, such as a "custom Cartier diamond watch" to a "white gold diamond dog tag set" and a "custom diamond engagement ring." The receipts for more than 40 pieces of jewelry total $588,500.
Hunt also claims there are more than $15,000 in unpaid tickets to Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks games.