Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that the team didn't come up with "Dez Bryant rules," and doesn't know who did.
Multiple news outlets have reported that Bryant had been assigned a strict set of rules and guidelines for off-field conduct by the Cowboys in the wake of his most recent bout with trouble away from the field. They include a midnight curfew, 24-hour-a-day bodyguard protection, and not being allowed to consume alcohol and go to strip clubs.
"I'm not so sure where the media has come up with detail of this nature," Jones told a Dallas radio station on Tuesday, according to Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "Fundamentally, Dez does, and I'm convinced, want to do many things that give him the opportunity to get on track the way he needs to, both on and off the field."
Special rules for any player could violate the collective bargaining agreement, according to Profootballtalk.com.
On Tuesday, Bryant's adviser, David Wells, told ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's "Ben & Skin Show," that "[Bryant] wanted to be a part of it. Then Jerry Jones is in great support of this system and said, 'Let's get it done.' It came out that it's all about somebody forcing it, but he's accepted responsibility himself to get past any negativity that's out there and try to move forward."