A day after his father’s death, Dez Bryant soldiered through this past Sunday’s game and came out with a win in his honor. Read his emotional tribute, plus the latest NFLer who’s joining the National Anthem protest inside…
Dallas Cowboys baller Dez Bryant fought through his emotions and helped his team to victory on Sunday, a day after the passing of his father.
The NFL wide receiver took to Instagram to share a touching tribute dedicated to his father:
After the game in the locker room, the entire team rallied around Dez in the wake of his personal tragedy. Coach Garrett presented him with the game ball after they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 35-30.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) November 14, 2016
Now that's touching. It's nice to see he has a circle of people outside of his family to help him get through such a tough time.
In other NFL news…
Tampa Bay Buccaneers star (and former Texas A&M baller) Mike Evans is joining in on the National Anthem protest as a result of Donald Trump winning the presidential election. The wide receiver took a knee during the National Anthem before a game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. He told the media he did so in protest of Trump.
“If this happens, then America’s not right right now. I said this a long time ago. When [Trump] ran, I thought it was a joke. The joke continues. I’m not a political person that much, but I got common sense. And I know when something’s not right.”
There are reports that Mike made a comment on his teammate Louis Murphy’s Instagram page that he did NOT vote, posting in the comments section that he didn’t cast his vote in the election when Louis asked followers whether or not they voted. If true, then he erased the comment.
Peep his post-game interview below:
Photos: Getty/Dez's IG