Bryant was arrested Monday; he turned himself in after learning of a warrant for his arrest and was released when he posted $1,500 bond. Bryant, according to police in DeSoto, wasn't arrested until evidence surfaced two days after the confrontation that also involved other family members. Police captain Ron Smith of DeSoto told reporters he was unaware of any particulars of how the argument began. "It's pretty straight-forward. He and his mom got in an argument. It's physical. She got some injuries. We made the arrest," Smith said. Earlier reports indicated Bryant was in a confrontation with his fiancee, but Smith said that was false. Bryant faced three lawsuits during the elongated 2011 offseason and was also cited in an incident at the North Park Center Mall that resulted in Bryant being banned from the mall. In January, Bryant was involved in a scuffle outside of a nightclub in Miami but not arrested. --- New Orleans Saints interim coach Joe Vitt went a step further on Tuesday by denying the existence of a team bounty program in an affidavit filed in federal court, the SportsBusiness Journal reported. Previously, he had denied allegation against him, but claiming there was no bounty program at all between 2009 and 2011 widens the scope of his denial. According to the BusinessSports Journal, Vitt stated in an affidavit filed on behalf of Jonathan Vilma, "While I anxiously await being able to provide substantive and truthful testimony and information about the allegations made by Mr. Goodell [NFL commissioner Roger Goodell] regarding the so-called but non-existent Bounty program, and to refute that the Saints ever had a bounty program or that any member of our defense, including Mr. Vilma, ever placed a bounty on an opposing player and set out to injure anyone or to encourage any other Saints player to injure anyone." ---The NFL responded to Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma's court motion to expedite a legal hearing to impose a restraining order. The affidavit filed in Louisiana on Monday, claimed the unwarranted year-long NFL suspension would negatively impact his health, career and charity. Vilma alleged that he was noted allowed direct interaction with team doctors, slowing his rehabilitation from an offseason knee injury. The league responded saying: "Mr. Vilma is incorrect about the ability of the Saints medical staff to interact with him during his suspension; while Mr. Vilma may not attend the Club facility, he can rehabilitate and condition at a private facility and Saints trainers and physicians can monitor and help guide his rehabilitation there." --Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday night in Oakland weaving across lanes on Interstate 880 in a white Ford van. He is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 14 according to the Tacoma News Tribune. Lynch would likely face NFL discipline if convicted. He was suspended for three games in 2009 for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, which came after he pleaded guilty in March 2009 to a misdemeanor gun charge in Los Angeles. Lynch rushed for 1,204 yards for Seattle in 2011 and signed a four-year, $31 million contract with at least $18 million guaranteed on March 4. ---Indianapolis is expected to bid on playing host to another Super Bowl, perhaps as early as this week, according to the Indianapolis Star. The city was the host of Super Bowl XLVI in February, and received high praise for its downtown center that featured the NFL Experience, a zip line over one of the city's main streets and other fan experiences. However, due to the smaller size of Indianapolis compared to other typical Super Bowl venues, Super Bowl XLVI reportedly still struggled to keep pace in revenue. City and state leaders are scheduled to discuss the economical impact of Super Bowl XLVI on Wednesday, according to the Star. ---Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee according to Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean. Britt tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee last September and required a second procedure, described as a "cleanup" by coach Mike Munchak, in May. The Titans said at the time he would be ready for the Sept. 9 season opener against the Patriots. It was not immediately known why Britt required a procedure on his right knee or if he's still on course to return for the start of the regular season. --The Steelers signed veteran offensive tackle Max Starks to a one-year contract. Starks had knee surgery to repair the torn ACL in his right knee. He was injured in the AFC wild-card playoff loss at Denver but passed his physical with the Steelers this week and was re-signed. Starks is expected to compete with rookie Mike Adams at left tackle in training camp, allowing Marcus Gilbert to remain on the right side. Starks, 30, was limited to 19 games the past two seasons by injuries. --The Bears signed running back Lorenzo Booker to a one-year deal and released undrafted rookie Alvester Alexander. Booker, 28, wasn't tendered as a restricted free agent after 19 games over two seasons with the Vikings. A third-round pick in 2007, Booker was traded from the Dolphins to the Eagles in 2008. A third-down back with experience returning kickoffs and punts, Booker has played in 36 career games.
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