The Dez Bryant “Was-your-momma-a-whore?” story just won’t die.
Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland admits he asked the rookie wide receiver if his mother was a prostitute in a predraft interview. However, following calls for Ireland’s suspension or firing and accusations by the NFLPA about racial profiling, there is a new version of the Ireland/Bryant encounter making the rounds on the Internet-one that is more sympathetic to the Dolphins GM.
According to SI.com, Ireland did ask Bryant if his mother was a prostitute. However, the question came in the following context:
Ireland: What did your father do for a living?
Bryant: “My dad was a pimp.”
Ireland: “What did your mom do?”
Bryant: “She worked for my dad.”
Ireland: “Your mom was a prostitute?…”
SI claims to have “two sources familiar with the situation”which they used for the rebuttal story defending Ireland. SI also made DAMN sure they had an African-American writer (Jim Trotter) do the story entitled, “Ireland’s logical follow-up question to Bryant not worthy of outrage.”
Although SI has multiple sources for its story, since it was Ireland and Bryant in the room, we know whose version of the story is being spun in this current re-telling. Hint: It isn’t Bryant’s.
Plus, there’s still the possibility that this new Ireland version emerging is a complete lie. Bryant swears he never told the Dolphins his father was a “pimp.”