Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is being sued by a New York-based jewelry company who claims the NFL player stiffed them for $246,000.
According to ESPN, A+A Diamonds LTD filed a lawsuit against Bryant in Dallas on Friday (March 25) for non-payment on jewelry they made for him in 2010.
However, Bryant’s attorney says his client is trying to solve the issue with the company.
“Is there a relationship between Dez and the jeweler? Yes,” Bryant’s attorney, Texas state Sen. Royce West, told ESPN. “The issue is how much is owed and when it’s due. That’s the issue. I think we’ll solve it quickly.”
Bryant’s reportedly copped a $60,000 custom charm bracelet, and four other pieces through 2010 totaling $144,000, said court documents.
A+A Diamonds LTD claims they’ve been trying to work out the bill with Bryant’s team for months with no resolution, so they’re last option was to file suit.
“We’ll let the lawsuit speak for itself,” said Mike Bowes, a Dallas-based attorney who represents the plaintiffs. “My clients in New York worked for several months with Mr. Bryant’s counsel to work something out with no satisfactory resolution.”
Bryant has not commented on the suit.